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Science News - August 22, 2013

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Posted: August 22, 2013   3:05 PM

One of China’s top forensic pathologists resigns, more cases are being linked to the alleged misconduct of a Massachusetts drug analyst, and a feline DNA database helps convict a killer. Here is the round up of news for this week:
A prominent Chinese forensic pathologist resigned from her government position and a forensic professional association after publicly criticizing the Chinese legal system’s misuse of forensic evidence.
A Massachusetts drug analyst accused of professional misconduct has been linked to over 40,000 defendants according to the special counsel overseeing the review.
Authorities in Britain claim that a feline DNA database has contributed to its first criminal conviction of a human.
Authorities in Virginia report that the familial DNA search process resulted in the apprehension of a suspect.

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