In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted

by jeeg 16. December 2013 21:58
Ever since she tested positive for a defective gene that causes breast cancer, Tamar Modiano has harbored a mother’s fear: that she had passed it on to her two daughters. Ms. Modiano had her breasts removed at 47 to prevent the disease and said that the day she found out her older daught... [More]

Israel Police skirt law, create migrant DNA database

by jeeg 2. May 2013 22:20
  Police have been collecting for over a year now the DNA of African migrants who cross into Israel from Egypt and are incarcerated at the Negev’s Saharonim detention facility. The police wanted to find a way to collect the DNA of the migrants before they disappear in Tel Aviv, as ... [More]

Knesset c’tees pass bills allowing wider criminal database

by jeeg 22. June 2011 22:35
Two bills allowing Israel police to build and expand use of identifying details in criminal investigations passed through Knesset committees this week.The Knesset Committee on Foreign Workers recommended on Wednesday that the police should keep records of migrants so they can be identified in ... [More]
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