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Shirley Yang (syy94) Tues. 6-10 pm, PAI 1.44 The University of Texas at Austin BIO 325L-W Laboratory Experience in Genetics Fall 2009 HOMEWORK #3 DNA TYPING METHODS AND READING SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE Due: Week of Sept. 21 st , at the beginning of lab Assignment: Retrieve the three articles listed below using the UT library website. They are examples of the two types of articles discussed in the writing packet: popular and scientific review. Read the articles and answer the following questions in complete sentences or bulleted lists. The first article is from a popular source. It raises some interesting social concerns and will pave the way for a more scientific consideration of DNA typing. The second and third articles are from a peer-reviewed journal, but do not present the results of experiments completed by the authors. You have access to full-text PDF files through the UT Library website. Answer the following questions in complete sentences or well-planned paragraphs, depending on the question. Please type your homework using Times New Roman, 12 pt. font and 1” margins. Include your name, UT EID and lab day, time, and room number. Houck, M. M. (2006). CSI: Reality. Scientific American 295 (1), 84-9. Bolnick, D. A., et al. (2007). The Science and Business of Genetic Ancestry Testing. Science 318 (5849), 399-400. Frudakis, T. (2008). The Legitimacy of Genetic Ancestry Tests. Science 319 (5866), 1039-1040. (and associated Bolnick, et al. (2008)) 10 points for each question Questions 1-5 (Houck paper) 1. Define the CSI effect. The CSI effect is a phenomenon claimed to exist by some lawyers and judges, characterized by jurors now demanding unreasonable levels of physical evidence in trials, due to the widespread popularity of the television show CSI. 1
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Shirley Yang (syy94) Tues. 6-10 pm, PAI 1.44 2. What evidence is there for or against the CSI effect? Several murder trials in the past decade can be cited as evidence for the CSI effect: in Baltimore, a man was acquitted despite testimony from two eyewitnesses, and notably in California, actor Robert Blake was acquitted in the case of his wife’s murder despite established motive and opportunity. Jurors from both trials attributed the verdicts
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