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2012-08-26 08:08:46

The next time you leave your DNA behind be forewarned that you are now not only leaving your biological fingerprint behind for prying eyes, but also leaving evidence of what color your hair and eyes are.

Forensic Scientists Criticize FBI's New CODIS Plan
2011-10-18 04:53:22

Five members of the forensic science community criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) DNA database system.

2010-08-24 12:06:00

Names confirmed thanks to technology advances FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug.

2009-09-10 11:14:06

British geneticist Alec Jeffreys, a pioneer in the use of DNA in criminal investigation, says his country's DNA database should be reduced dramatically. Twenty-five years after his research helped revolutionize DNA fingerprinting and profiling, Jeffreys has questioned the current size of Britain's DNA database and its infringement on residents' privacy, The Times of London reported Thursday. We now have a database that is populated with in the order of 800,000 entirely innocent people, which...

2009-08-17 07:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug.

2009-08-04 15:27:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of the 600,000-800,000 people trafficked across international borders each year, 50 percent are under 17. It is estimated that by 2010, human trafficking will be the No. 1 crime worldwide.

2009-07-06 15:06:03

As the popularity of take-home DNA kits to trace ancestry or calculate the risk for serious medical conditions grows, there is an increasingly critical need for federal oversight of "direct-to consumer" genetic testing, as well as of the use of DNA samples for research, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and several other academic institutions.

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2009-04-20 05:55:00

US federal and state law enforcement agencies are expanding their DNA collection to include those who are arrested or detained, not only those who are convicted.

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2008-12-04 14:50:00

Europe’s human rights court ruled on Thursday against practices in Britain that retained DNA information for two individuals whose cases had been dismissed.

2007-08-11 18:15:00

By Mark Cowan CRIME CORRESPONDENT SCIENTIFIC sleuths in Birmingham have been thrust into the spotlight bcause their expertise could hold the key to solving two shocking crimes.


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