Annoyed at the Media

John Joseph jjoseph at genetics.bio-rad.com
Mon Apr 17 16:02:24 EST 1995


In article <3mbop6$5oi at agate.berkeley.edu>, lhom at OCF.Berkeley.EDU (Louis
Hom) wrote:

> I just felt like announcing my annoyance at the media for throwing around
> P.C.R. [sic] for weeks while talking about the OJ trial, but now when they
> talk about Kary Mullis (sp) they explain that he invented a method for
> detecting and amplifying DNA and never mention the word PCR.  So much for
> educating the public.  hmpf. 
> -- 
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> Lou Hom >K'93						
> lhom at ocf.berkeley.edu				Like a Drosophila aetherised 
> http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~lhom/				upon a table.	


The public has a hard enough time with the concept of how to tell where the
blood came from. DNA mistifies them. The more jargon thrown around the more
the jury will be lost and the greater the chances of acquittal.



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