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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

The Frye Test

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The Frye test is also known as the "general acceptance" test. As the Frye court explained:

Just when a scientific principle or discovery crosses the line between the experimental and demonstrable stages is difficult to define...[T]he thing from which the deduction is made must be sufficiently established to have gained general acceptance in the particular field in which it belongs.

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