"The authors of the paper took blood from a woman and centrifuged it to remove the white cells, which contain DNA. To the remaining red cells they added DNA that had been amplified from a manís hair.
Since red cells do not contain DNA, all of the genetic material in the blood sample was from the man. The authors sent it to a leading American forensics laboratory, which analyzed it as if it were a normal sample of a manís blood."
"Any biology undergraduate could perform this.Ē
A 2009 article, but the first time I've ever heard of it. I was watching Law and Order SVU and someone was framed for murder with this technique. Of course, I thought it was pretty cool, but was skeptical since I first learned of it from a TV show, so I looked it up.
It's genius, really. But it's a bit scary for the criminal justice system, since it's so reliant on DNA evidence. Just thought it was interesting though.