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Cornell University's Department of Science and Technology Studies conducted a National Science Foundation-supported research project: DNA Fingerprinting: Law and Science in Criminal Process. A supplemental project, conducted in 1995, and also supported by NSF created "An Archive of Material on the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial and DNA Typing." The goal of the archive was to collect and preserve ephemeral materials for studying popular constructions of credibility in science, especially on issues relating to genetics and DNA testing, and on the specific roles of the law and the media in shaping these constructions. The project's principal investigators were Sheila Jasanoff and Bruce Lewenstein. Graduate students included Saul E. Halfon and Simon A. Cole.