the case in this article, is going to be difficult to prove which twin is responsible with DNA testing alone
(PRWEB UK) 12 February 2013
According to Sky News article: DNA riddle twins held in rapes case, states that French police in the southern city of Marseille are perplexed after DNA evidence matched a set of identical twins and they cannot tell which brother is the culprit. Both twins are being held without bail.
The police will need to make far more extensive and expensive tests to enable them to work out which of the brothers is behind the attacks, or even if they are both involved. Only the smallest of differences exist in the DNA of identical twins, while fingerprints will differentiate between the twins.
Private Detectives in Birmingham are often called upon to conduct DNA tests and Polygraph tests. With the rise in popularity of tabloid talk shows, such as The Jeremy Kyle show, DNA testing and Polygraph testing is becoming more commonplace within the general public for parental confirmation and lie detection.
Kristy George, spokesperson from Private Detectives in Birmingham said:
“In my professional opinion, the case in this article, is going to be difficult to prove which twin is responsible with DNA testing alone. The problem the French police face is that identical twins DNA has only the smallest of differences and will cost a lot of time and money to prove which is responsible.”
Kristy George went on to say that unless an eyewitness was able to identify the criminal, a difference such as a tattoo or dyed hair, or if fingerprints were available it would be almost impossible to tell. New DNA tests are being developed by scientists that will hopefully address this problem with identical twins
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