This week we uncover if you could use gene therapy to cheat a DNA test and help escape detection at a crime scene. Plus we ask, does applying ice really help with an injury? And if so, how?
There a number of different thing DNA encodes for including protein structure, and gene regulation. There are also what is called "Untranslated Regions" with no known function, and thus a high degree of variability in structure.
If DNA-editing technology advances enough to be available to criminals, then DNA-reading technology will presumably be much cheaper and more advanced too.