By now surely everyone knows that DNA testing is one of the most accurate forms of science that mankind currently practices. It is also one of the most accurate forms of science that man has ever discovered with an amazing 99.9% degree of accuracy being common. With this in mind, many ask about the need for a legal or non legal DNA test and often inquire about the company or lab that the sample is to be sent to. The reason for this is that we know that DNA can be fabricated at crime scenes (1)!
According to an article posted in “Daily Mail”,
Scientists have shown it is possible to fake DNA evidence, potentially undermining the credibility of the key forensic technique.
Using equipment found in labs up and down the country, they obliterated all traces of DNA from a blood sample and added someone else’s [sic] genetic material in its place.
The swap was so successful it fooled scientists who carry out DNA fingerprinting for U.S. courts.
This could bring into question a lot of things, not the least of which would be if evidence can be planted at a crime scene, which it clearly can. What is of interest here is this would be a bit harder to do for someone who was not already trained in the field. The reason for this is that there are so many things that would give away such a plot unless carried out with the skill of a forensic specialist. So, to follow that train of thought, the forensic specialist would be the first suspect. That would make it quite hard for said specialist to get away with the crime.
Let us remember, even the tiniest drop of sweat, the smallest strand of hair, or even the slightest touch of the sample in a way not even noticed would trigger many red flags when properly tested at an AABB certified DNA and paternity testing center. The truth is that it is much harder to plant DNA at a crime scene without it being noticed rather quickly when proper testing gets conducted. Having said this, yes, it is possible – though again, very unlikely – to successfully plat forensic evidence.
This is why choosing the right company and laboratory for all DNA testing is so vital. Everyone wants to be sure that their DNA testing results are accurate and that no tampering has occurred in any way, shape, matter, or form.
For more information from the very reliable folks at Fast DNA Testing, please contact us at www.freeDNAtesting.com. We look forward to hearing for you!