DNA evidence can be extracted from biological traces such as
DNA evidence can be extracted from biological traces such as blood, hair, and saliva. “DNA fingerprinting” is increasingly used in the courtroom as well as in paternity testing. Given that a person is innocent, suppose that the probability of their DNA matching that found at the crime scene is only 0.000001, one in a million. Further, given that a person is guilty, suppose that the probability of their DNA matching that found at the crime scene is 0.99. Jane Doe’s DNA matches that found at the crime scene.
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