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Washington and Lee Law Review - DNA


by Katherine L. Moss

When analyzing the admissibility of emerging scientific technologies, judges balance various competing principles of criminal law. These principles include accuracy and fairness. While the computerized DNA technology may claim to yield accurate results (and may in fact yield accurate results), defense attorneys––and to some extent judges––must test this claim and uphold due process by admitting the evidence in a fair manner. This Note discusses the admissibility of TrueAllele, a computerized DNA interpretation technology.