Israeli scientists reportedly fabricated DNA

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli scientists have fabricated DNA evidence, according to reports.

The scientists created blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person that was not the sample donor, claimed a paper that was published online in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics. The research also showed that the scientists could create a DNA sample to match a profile in a database, according to reports.

“You can just engineer a crime scene,” Dan Frumkin, lead author of the paper, titled "Authentication of forensic DNA samples," told The New York Times.

Frumkin’s Tel Aviv-based company, Nucleix, has made a kit that can distinguish real DNA samples from fake ones. 

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