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The first murder case, Alec Jeffreys

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Interviewee: Alec Jeffreys. The first murder case.
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So the samples were brought up to my lab. And it was, I have to say there was a real chill ran down my spine because this was not sorting out immigrant families. This was not, you know, figuring out some sort of chaotic family relationship in a paternity dispute. This was life and death and it was, and suddenly realizing you were handling samples here from people who had been murdered. That suddenly things got very, very serious, so this was no laughing matter any more. Well paternity and immigration's not a laughing matter, but this was horribly serious. So it was, I have to say a rather macabre experience actually going through the DNA testing on this.
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alec jeffreys,macabre experience,dna testing,family relationship,immigrant families,laughing matter,interviewee,murder case,life and death,spine,chill,immigration
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