I admit this is a very lurid title but indeed DNA Barcoding already founds its way into criminal forensics. Here the evidence:
(1) Fictional TV shows start using it to track down the bad guys. Yesterday in NCIS they used DNA Barcoding to convict somebody of albacore (Thunnus alalunga) smuggling. Ok, that's probably too far fetched but I have a better one.
|Photo of the suspected weapon|
|Close-up showing a hair that was used to retrieve DNA|
However, that wasn't even necessary as the suspect confessed when confronted with the initial evidence provided by DNA Barcoding.
h/t Bradley Zlotnick and Chris Weland