Experts: DNA ruling could lead to national ID

by jeeg 16. July 2013 23:30
Indiana law enforcement officials could find it easier to fight crime if a national database holding DNA profiles of everyone born in the United States is created as the result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month, experts say. The prospect has had investigators and privacy advocates abuzz since the high court's June 3 decision that police could take a DNA swab from anyone arrested for a serious crime without violating Fourth Amendment limits on search and seizure. Current... [More]

Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

by jeeg 12. July 2013 22:19
You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can't escape your DNA.   It belongs uniquely to you – and, increasingly, to the authorities. Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism – and, according to critics, heading into uncharted ethical terrain. Leaders include the United States – where the Supreme Court recently backed the collection of DNA swabs fr... [More]

Britain will no longer support is the DNA-sharing process known as the Prüm decision

by jeeg 10. July 2013 23:12
Britain is to join forces with like-minded EU member states to try to reform the European arrest warrant after the coalition agreed after lengthy negotiations to maintain British involvement with the controversial measure. Theresa May, the home secretary, will announce in a statement to MPs on Tuesday that the arrest warrant will be among 35 EU criminal justice measures Britain will continue to back. Britain will remain part of Europol, the EU-wide intelligence sharing agency which co-ordi... [More]

Connor Levy, Baby Born After 'Next-Generation Sequencing,' May Be The Future Of IVF

by jeeg 10. July 2013 02:38
A baby in Philadelphia is the first to be born with the help of a new technology that experts hope will make it easier for infertile couples to become pregnant, researchers announced Monday at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Connor Levy arrived on May 18 after his parents were offered the use of “next-generation sequencing” -- an in vitro fertilization technique that guarantees the chromosomal integrity of an embryo before i... [More]

How innocent man's DNA was found at killing scene

by jeeg 8. July 2013 23:14
When a San Jose man charged with murdering a Monte Sereno millionaire was suddenly freed last month, prosecutors acknowledged he had an airtight alibi - he was drunk and unconscious at a hospital when the victim was killed in his mansion miles away. But a mystery remained: How did the DNA of 26-year-old Lukis Anderson - who was so drunk his blood alcohol content was five times the legal limit - end up on the fingernails of slaying victim Raveesh "Ravi" Kumra? Santa Clara County pros... [More]
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