This HND piece examines the matters of chain of custody, specimen tracking, and data integrity. We cite the example of how the very first use of forensic DNA could have been for naught, based on sloppy specimen tracking.
But there is more at stake here than forensics. We also consider the giant business of medical diagnostics. Surely these millions of specimens must be kept with proper identification of their rightful owners, so to speak. Included is shout-out to a smart new company involved in the enterprise of keeping this stuff straight.
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