Who doesn't love a good crime show? The modern Sherlock Holmes uses the amazing advances in forensics and technology to track down the most unlikely suspects and convict them without questioning the validity of the evidence. In many cases, the deciding factor in these fictional dramas is DNA evidence.
While the use of DNA as a crime fighting tool has certainly revolutionized investigative police work, its portrayal on television as irrefutable proof of someone's guilt has potentially tainted the opinions of juries. In truth, the analysis of DNA evidence may not be so trustworthy.