What is forensic DNA profiling? Can guilt be proved on the basis of DNA evidence? How is DNA profiling different from DNA databasing?
In this episode of 39A podcast, Devina Malaviya is in conversation with Shreya Rastogi, head of forensics and litigation at Project 39A and Devina Sikdar, forensic biologist who is part of the Project 39A forensics research team. They discuss the science behind forensic DNA profiling and its scientific and legal practice in India. The conversation further looks at the DNA Technology (Use & Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 and how the current version of the Bill overlooks the issues with the forensic science system currently functioning in India.