23. May 2013 00:00
The Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative (FGPI) is a global human rights project, chaired by the Council for Responsible Genetics, GeneWatch UK and Privacy International, which is dedicated to ensuring that the expansion of DNA databases is consistent with human rights principles.
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]
30. April 2013 20:41
Dr Helen Wallace, director of GeneWatch UK, warned at a MedConfidential event in London that, beyond electronically storing patient records, the next step for the UK is linking these records with DNA and genetic information on an all-in-one database.
It is already public policy,... [More]
14. March 2013 00:07
March 13, 2013
Senator Tick Segerblom - Chair
Senator Ruben J. Kihuen - Vice Chair
Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee
401 S. Carson Street, Room 2121Carson City, NV 89701-4747
RE: SB 243
We are very concerned a... [More]
6. February 2013 23:10
Michigan could expand the collection of DNA samples to include people arrested on suspicion of all felony charges, under a package of bills considered by a Senate panel Tuesday.
Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, a Lawton Republican who introduced the bills, told the Senate Judiciary Committee T... [More]
4. February 2013 21:34
The Council for Responsible Genetics has filed a landmark brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of State of Maryland v. Alonzo Jay King, Jr. challenging, on racial justice grounds, the growing trend in which government collects DNA samples not just from those convicted of crimes... [More]
1. February 2013 19:56
The New York City medical examiner’s office said Thursday that it had discovered more than 50 cases in which it failed to upload critical DNA evidence samples from crime scenes to the state’s DNA database, preventing those samples from being compared to genetic material from convicte... [More]
31. January 2013 20:53
One of Southern California's top prosecutors is urging Congress to require immigrants to submit DNA samples as a condition to staying in the United States.
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos sent a hand-delivered letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majo... [More]
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]
16. January 2013 22:18
Men convicted of victimless homosexual offences three decades ago are threatened with arrest if they refuse to provide samples for the national DNA database.
The convictions were under a "gross indecency" law that has now been abolished. Manchester, London, Northumbria and W... [More]