DNA database is welcome in Ireland but it will need safeguards

by jeeg 9. September 2013 23:37
THE Irish Innocence Project welcomes the new DNA database bill, last heard of in 2010. In the US and UK, many people have been exonerated by so-called "cold-searching" of DNA databases. In addition, actual perpetrators have also been eventually discovered when a DNA database search matched ... [More]

European Court of Human Rights upholds Austria's ban on egg or sperm donation for IVF

by jeeg 17. November 2011 01:34
IVF using donated eggs or sperm other than from a spouse will remain banned in Austria. This was the final decision made by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) on 3 November in the closing of the case SH and others v Austria. The verdict that IVF using third p... [More]

Police face DNA data wipeout

by jeeg 18. March 2011 20:37
European ruling may force PSNI to delete a third of profiles it holds The PSNI may be forced to wipe up to a third of profiles from its DNA database after Justice Minister David Ford unveiled plans to overhaul the law on DNA retention here. Samples from 34,000 people across Northern Ireland... [More]
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