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DNA Testing - What Clinton Was Up Against
The Starr Report released to the Internet on Sept. 11, 1998 states that: "Physical evidence conclusively establishes that the President and Ms. Lewinsky had a sexual relationship." This "physical evidence" was from DNA testing, a facet of forensic medicine.
Forensic medicine is a branch of medicine that uses medical science in legal proceedings. Powerful methods of studying biologic matter with genetic analysis of the basic molecules of inheritance are at the forefront of forensic researchers.
Using DNA analysis, forensic medical specialists can precisely match biologic material with persons who have left it at the scene of a crime.
Let us assume that a man's semen is alleged to be on a piece of fabric. To learn whether the cloth is stained by the suspect's semen, DNA testing can be done. Here is how it works:
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