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A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 1: The Genetic Detectives

A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 1: The Genetic Detectives

Update: 2019-06-0686
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A year after police used a genetic database to help identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer case, the same technique has been used to arrest dozens of people. Now, for the first time, one of those cases is headed to trial. In Part 1 of a two-part series, we look at the tool that is transforming law enforcement and testing the limits of privacy. Guests: Heather Murphy, a New York Times reporter, spoke with Curtis Rogers, a creator of the genealogy website GEDMatch; Peter Headley, a detective with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department; and Barbara Rae-Venter, a genetic genealogist. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Ciara Grace

There was a really good successful podcast done on the Lisa case called Bear Brook, should probably be referenced...

Jun 7th
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Travis Tern

Finally Finally a good "objective" piece by The Daily... maybe lay off politics a little more often.

Jun 6th
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Travis Tern

Wendy Bruder yes.. you want to know what the position of your ideological enemy is and as a biased liberal podcast the daily provides me with exactly that.

Jun 15th
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Wendy Bruder

Travis Tern travis, if you hate the Daily so much, why do you listen every day? just to bitch about every episode?

Jun 6th
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A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 1: The Genetic Detectives

A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 1: The Genetic Detectives