New Scientist this week is discussing the UK Government's closure of it's Forensic Science service: http://www.newscientist.com/article...amping-forensic-science-remains-unproven.html But, in the magazine itself they are also discussing the pressure that lab analysts in the U.S. come under because in 38 states crime labs are under police or prosecution control rather than being an independent service. They highlight the case of Greg Taylor who spent 17 in prison for murder he didn't commit. A panel of three judges ordered his release in 2010 after concluding that blood found in his SUV wasn't blood at all. As a result the North Carolina state lab was investigated and found to have withheld or distorted evidence in more than 230 cases over a 16 year period - three of which resulted in executions. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/us/18innocent.html I'm surprised we haven't heard more about this worldwide. Did it make the headlines in the States?