DNA typing is a forensic technique used to identify genetic material found in such crime scene samples as blood, semen, hair roots and skin scrapings. The technique, which is heralded as revolutionary, has been admitted into evidence in several states. To secure long-lasting use of DNA typing in California, the technique must satisfy the Kelly-Frye test for the admissibility of novel scientific evidence.
Alison P. Adema,
DNA Fingerprinting Evidence: The Road to Admissibility in California,
San Diego L. Rev.
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