Science: Blood in Court

The scientific laws of inheritance, which had their genesis in the Moravian sweet pea garden of pious Monk Gregor Mendel, are more & more often appealed to when sordid cases reach U. S. courts. Last week, in the Scientific Monthly, Dr. Alexander S. Wiener described the newest and safest tools of the courtroom geneticist.

Experts in the obscure ways of heredity can often determine the fathers of illegitimate babies, decide whether a divorce-minded husband is the father of his wife's child, expose impostors who claim in heritances. As an index of heredity, facial resemblance...

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