One Twin Committed the Crime — but Which One? A New DNA Test Can Finger the Culprit

A handful of criminal prosecutions have stalled because DNA tests cannot distinguish between suspects who are twins. Then scientists decided to create one.

carlzimmer
Mar 6 · 7 min read
Illustration: Scott Menchin

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