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This Was the Birth of DNA Profiling

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This Was the Birth of DNA Profiling

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In 1983, police in Leicestershire, England struggle to make their case - until they join forces with scientists, who are just discovering the potential of DNA profiling.

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Used to nab a serial rapist terrorizing a small English town and to identify one of America's most notorious murderers (the ruthless BTK Killer), DNA profiling has redefined forensic investigation. As science evolves, the ability of genetic profiling to help solve homicides continues to grow. Witness two landmark cases in the history of genetic profiling as scientists and detectives involved in ground breaking cases usher in a new age of forensic science.

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