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Your DNA probably didn’t make you do it

Judges and juries aren’t swayed by genetics.
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Lawyers use genetic information to try and get their clients off the hook.

In March, an episode of dove into murky scientific waters when it introduced a character claiming to have a that made him commit . The story was never clear on what specific gene had supposedly doomed the defendant to such a life. But claiming to have DNA that predisposes one to commit a crime is

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