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Casey Anthony seeks sophisticated DNA test

Casey Anthony seeks sophisticated DNA test
Casey Anthony, pictured in an undated Orange County Sheriff's Office file photo, is the mother of missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony. On October 14, 2008, a Florida grand jury indicted Anthony on charges of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, who has not been found. (UPI Photo/Orange County Sheriff's Office) | License Photo

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Casey Anthony have asked a Florida judge to order Dutch DNA testing on items found with the remains of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

A newly filed defense motion requested that a canvas bag and a pair of shorts discovered with the remains undergo DNA testing by the head of a Dutch organization they say has more sophistication than many U.S. labs.

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Richard Eikelenboom of Independent Forensic Services was described as an expert in the field of "tough DNA," which reputedly can pick up DNA from minute traces of skin cells left behind when an item is touched by a person.

The Orlando Sentinel said Monday that the prosecution has requested that all DNA testing be conducted in the United States, where labs are certified by The American Society of Crime Lab Directors.

Anthony's defense team, however, said many U.S. labs can't carry out touch DNA testing and are potentially biased because they do so much business with law-enforcement agencies.

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