Britain Denies U-Turn Over Vow to Remove Innocent People's Records from DNA Database

by jeeg 26. July 2011 20:41
Britain's government was accused Tuesday of breaking a promise to stop keeping the DNA records of people arrested for crimes but later found innocent. Britain's DNA database is one of the largest in the world, containing genetic profiles of more than five million people, or 8 per cent of th... [More]

Guidelines on DNA samples unlawful

by jeeg 20. May 2011 19:42
Police guidelines allowing forces to retain the fingerprints and DNA samples of innocent people are unlawful, a panel of leading British judges ruled today. The ruling was made by the Supreme Court in London nearly three years after the European Court of Human Rights reached a similar conclu... [More]

Genetic tests moratorium for UK insurance renewed again

by jeeg 6. May 2011 23:45
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has announced another extension of an existing moratorium on the use of genetic test results for insurance purposes.  First established in 2001, the agreement between the ABI with the UK Department of Health means that individuals are n... [More]

Police urged to DNA test EVERY man in Bristol

by jeeg 10. January 2011 20:29
An MP has called on police to DNA test every man in Bristol in a bid to track down the killer of Joanna Yeates in what could be the biggest ever screening carried out by British police. Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East, wants swabs to be taken from the entire male population - aroun... [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]
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