Perhaps there has always been an uneasy relationship between science and the law. Though Daubert ostensibly governs the use of scientific evidence in litigation in most, if not all, jurisdictions, use of the Daubert procedures has not lead to uniform results nor consistent fairness. Astonishing developments in genomic research now stretch the ability of the law to put new scientific evidence into use and of both the regulated communities and private citizens to understand and respond to it. This article is a very brief survey of some of the many areas where genomic information may change the way evidence is presented and understood and also the way the use of this information may apply to a few of the varied and disparate parts of our lives.

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