DNA Fingerprinting

Jason Fawcett jfawcett at news.gate.net
Tue Aug 9 22:27:42 EST 1994

macelis at neb.com (Dana Macelis-Roberts Lab) writes:

>Right!  The defense team will have to come up with some pretty interesting
>statistics to indicate what the chances are that a sample got contaminated
>and as a result the DNA fingerprint accidentally matches the defendant's!
>What would that be, .0000000000001 x .000000000001??

Good post.  Since there are only about 5.5 billion people on earth I
don't consider this as a reasonable chance of a error.


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