Two things I learned: 1) New York state forensic scientists are highly intelligent and highly professional. The labs they work for go through rigorous review and they remain neutral when analyzing evidence and testifying. The analyst doesn't care if the DNA will send someone to jail for the rest of their life or if it will exonerate an innocent man. They only care about accuracy. 2) I still couldn't tell you how they get to their conclusions. I think the only way to actually learn how DNA testing works is to do it.
I doubt they'd let me anywhere near a lab.
Anyone that doesn't believe DNA typing is valid science should sit through this conference. The smartest people in the world are making amazing advances in this field. It's incredibly accurate science with a tremendous amount of safeguards.
I didn't learn any ways to keep jurors awake during the testimony, but I'll keep trying. It will depend on the case. If DNA is a small segment of a case, I will not focus on the scientific part of the testimony. If DNA is the whole case, then I'll put all the jurors to sleep with incredibly detailed testimony.