DNA Test That Distinguishes Identical Twins May Be Used in Court for First Time

human dna2In 2004, two young women were abducted at gunpoint while walking home near Boston at night. The crimes happened eight days apart, but the pattern was the same: The women were shoved into a car by two men, pistol-whipped, driven to a different location, and raped. While collecting her clothes, the second victim managed to grab the condom one of the men had worn; she hid it in her pocket, and turned it in as evidence.

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