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        DNA on the Witness Stand

        In this article, Dr. Eric Lander of the Human Genome Project explains the use of DNA as forensic evidence. He describes the process and need for standards in testing laboratories: "There are higher standards, indeed for the laboratory practices of someone who will diagnose strep throat than for the laboratory practice of someone who will create a DNA fingerprint that could be used to send someone to Death Row." Lander discusses the use of DNA evidence as a human rights tool.

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