"If we say there is a 1-in-10-quadrillion chance that someone else might have the same DNA profile, but there is also a 1-in-10,000 chance that there was a mistake in generating the profile, the only number the jurors should be paying attention to is the error rating."Interestingly, but not surprisingly when you think about it, these errors are far likely to let guilty people off than result in innocent convictions.
January 24, 2014
DNA is not infallible...
...Science never is. On the plus side, science can improve on its errors. From the New York Times: