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The Questionnable Ethics of Expanding Forensic DNA Testing

The use of genetic information collected by private companies in criminal investigations raises a number of issues about transparency and privacy.

21 March 2019, Pacific Standard

After more than a decade of work, the Human Genome Project produced the first complete sequence of the human genome in 2001. Although hard to imagine at that moment…Read more >>> 

 

Criminal Suspects Deserve Genetic Privacy, Too

The conversation over police uploading suspects’ DNA to online databases is missing something important.

18 March 2019, Slate.com

Almost a year ago, police apprehended Joseph DeAngelo—dubbed the Golden State Killer—for more than a dozen murders and 50 rapes committed in the 1970s and ’80s. His arrest was thanks to the advent of open-source DNA databases…Read more >>>