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 ... [More]

UK fertility regulator: Public OK with creating babies from 3 people to avoid genetic diseases

by jeeg 20. March 2013 23:06
Britain’s fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases. It also found there was no evidence to suggest the tech... [More]

British police bosses tell cops: don’t target gays in DNA roundup

by jeeg 23. January 2013 22:17
British police bosses have ordered officers not to demand DNA samples from gay men who are only guilty of victimless sex crimes.   Police around the country are currently collecting DNA samples for a national database in an exercise called Operation Nutmeg. The round-up is for people wh... [More]

Forensic Science Service to be wound up

by jeeg 15. December 2010 20:37
The government-owned Forensic Science Service, which employs 1,600 people, is to be wound up - closing by 2012. Crime Reduction Minister James Brokenshire said the Birmingham-based service was losing about £2m a month and could run out of money in January. Its evidence was key to the a... [More]

GeneWatch UK slams voluntary gene test guidelines in Britain

by jeeg 5. August 2010 01:37
GeneWatch UK today condemned proposed voluntary guidelines for genetic tests as a dangerous sham. The guidelines, published today by the Human Genetics Commission, are a set of principles that the Government advisory body says companies selling gene tests to consumers should meet (1). Although... [More]
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