The Genomic Revolution Reaches the City Crime Lab
September 27, 2017
(The Atlantic) – Ziegert’s case is already being touted as an example of the power of new DNA technologies to solve crimes. In many ways, it’s the perfect example to take to the media: a young female victim, an infamous murder, a 25-year-old case. It’s unclear exactly how pivotal the DNA evidence was—the district attorney said “a number of factors” contributed to narrowing down the suspects—but there will almost certainly be more cases like this involving DNA. With the cost of sequencing rapidly falling, forensics labs have been looking for new ways to generate leads out of DNA.