-A curious adult from Alabama
June 8, 2004
What you are thinking of is "chimera." In the TV show, CSI, a woman claimed a man raped her, but DNA taken from his blood did not match the DNA of the suspect. The test also revealed that the most likely suspect was a relative of the man. When further DNA tests cleared his relatives, the man's DNA was tested again. This time it was from a hair sample and this time it was a perfect match to the suspect's DNA. Can one person have two types of DNA in different parts of his body?