What’s wrong with this picture?

swabbing-dna-from-a-cell-phone

A photo from the L.A. Times illustrating how a San Diego lab swabs DNA from cell phones. We fear this lab isn’t going to stay in business for long.

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8 Responses to What’s wrong with this picture?

  1. Bill Thompson says:

    Analyst is trying to collect DNA with a dry swab. He should have wet it with saliva first.

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  2. Windypundit says:

    Especially when the police get DNA evidence that their entire laboratory staff has been linked to dozens of crimes!

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  3. hes not wearing gloves…..

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  4. Bonus:
    “It sure gets hot in this lab. Hey Tim, turn on that box fan, will ya? Thanks!”

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  5. Zoe says:

    How would a defense attorney know this is how the evidence being used against his client was being handled and analyzed inside a lab? Of course this analyst (in the picture), in the highly unlikely event he is asked in a courtroom, would testify that he was wearing gloves. Could the defense prove otherwise? While we can’t fix stupid, it’s also very difficult to prove stupid. And, of course, there’s no penalty for being stupid — except for the defendant who has to suffer from someone else’s stupidity.

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  6. Alex Bunin says:

    You can’t use a stylus on an I-Phone. What’s up with that?

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  7. Josh says:

    What an idiotic post and equally idiotic comments. The picture is not of a guy really swabbing evidence. It is a picture of a guy illustrating the act of swabbing for the photographer. You people are fools.

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