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The butterfly effect: How a cheeky doodle in Utrecht led to the invention of DNA testing

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In issue #19 of Delayed Gratification we connect the historical dots between a nineteenth-century act of mischief and a payout of $2.2 million to two employees wrongly accused of making a dirty protest around their employer’s warehouse. Along the way we also show why a genetic scientist at the University of Leicester systematically daubed his lab in his own blood.

This infographic is taken from DG #19. To see the Butterfly Effect in all its printed glory you can buy the issue in our shop, or take out an annual subscription with promo code ‘SOCIAL20‘ and we’ll send you the issue for free.

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