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By Eleonore Pauwels

Published in Slate, May 31, 2013

Among one of my horrifying nightmares is the fear to be accused of a crime I did not commit. Picture the scene: You were at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and circumstantial evidence builds against you. You are trying to shout loudly that you are innocent, but no sound comes out. In my nightmare, the last chance to be saved always comes from DNA testing. After comparing my DNA with that found on the crime scene, I am finally freed…Read More