On a recent Saturday, a group of wide-eyed wannabe mystery writers, aware of the forensic fascination that is sweeping the country and anxious to lend authenticity to their novels-in-progress, followed Dr. Carol Wise as she led them on a tour of her laboratory. Her guests dutifully made notes as she often spoke in what sounded like a foreign language: There, she said, is the denaturing high-performance liquid chromatographer. And this is our polymerase chain reaction machine. Soon she arrived at the DNA... More >>>