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Police use DNA to arrest identical twins for rape: but only one left DNA at the crimescene

by | 10th, February 2013

WHAT to do when you rely on DNA evidence? Marseille police have arrested 24-year-old identical twins Elwin and Yohan. They traced DNA found at crimescenes to the twins.

One of them has been attacking women in the city, allegedly. Six women aged 22 to 76 have been attacked between September 2012 and January 2013. Police believe one of the twins is the criminal. But which one. The DNA of identical twins is almost identical. Camera footage shows a face. But whose?

Police could use science. But a test would cost over €1m for a genetic test to tell which twin is guilty.

A source tells French newspaper La Provence :

“For a normal analysis, we would compare 400 base pairs [of nucleotides] which make up DNA… [In this instance] We would be looking at billions.”

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