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Chief Judge Backs Broader DNA TestingAssociated PressFebruary 15th, 2012New York's chief judge urges expansion of the state's forensic DNA database.
Expanded N.Y. DNA Database Would Seek To Exonerate the Innocent, Expose the GuiltyCBS New YorkJanuary 11th, 2012Critics are raising several concerns over NY Gov. Cuomo's plan to dramatically expand the state's DNA database.
Gov. Cuomo Plan Pushes DNA Samples from All People Convicted of a Crime in New York State of State initiative would add DNA from all misdemeanors to databaseby Glenn BlainNew York Daily NewsJanuary 8th, 2012In his State of the State Address Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo called for a vast expansion of the state’s DNA database to include samples from persons convicted of “all crimes,” including misdemeanors.
Police Can Identify Suspect's Eye Colour from DNA New ScientistDecember 13th, 2011A new tool can predict whether DNA left at a crime scene has come from someone with blue or brown eyes, or something in between. It's the first time such a tool has been available.
Signs of Skepticism About DNA Forensicsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesDecember 1st, 2011Several recent editorials and other articles are expressing a more nuanced view of the issues involved in DNA forensic databases.
Stop the Genetic DragnetPolice currently collect samples of DNA from detainees—retaining the DNA even if a suspect turns out to be innocentby The EditorsScientific AmericanNovember 22nd, 2011Police in about 25 states and federal agents can take a DNA sample after arresting, and before charging, someone. If they are cleared, their DNA stays downtown, a record that is hard to erase.
St. Louis Officers to File Suit over Department's DNA Collectionby Christine ByersSt. Louis Post-DispatchNovember 14th, 2011The St. Louis Police Officers' Association filed a grievance saying the department's collection of DNA from police officers is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights and the officers' contract.
MBTA to swap spit with FBI databaseby Richard WeirBoston HeraldNovember 5th, 2011DNA profiles of saliva evidence, taken as part of a new transit police crackdown on spitting assaults against MBTA workers, will be stored indefinitely in an FBI-run databank.
Visa Wants to Make Money off Your DNAby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesNovember 3rd, 2011Visa has filed a patent application for a process that would use, among other sources, DNA databases to identify potential advertising targets.
Police Balk At Submitting Their Own DNA to Forensic Databasesby Osagie K. ObasagieBiopolitical TimesOctober 20th, 2011Despite their ardent support for expanding DNA databases for criminals and non-convicted arrestees, many police officers are refusing to submit their own DNA, calling it a civil rights violation.
Police cite privacy concerns over their own DNAby Dave CollinsChicago Tribune via Associated PressOctober 16th, 2011Many police officers are concerned that they are being required to give DNA samples, purportedly used to remove their DNA from a crime scene, but civil liberties protections are vague.
DNA Forensics: Setting the (Fool’s) Gold Standardby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 13th, 2011Emerging DNA forensic techniques require urgent scientific and legal scrutiny.
All That Glitters Isn’t Goldby Osagie K. Obasogie and Troy DusterThe Hastings Center ReportOctober 12th, 2011Expanded uses of DNA forensics suggest new ethical, legal, and social implications, but the National Research Council’s 2009 report obscured these concerns.
Celebrating Dorothy Roberts and Fatal Inventionby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 6th, 2011The Center for Genetics and Society co-sponsored two events celebrating Dorothy Roberts' new book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century.
Do Health and Forensic DNA Databases Increase Racial Disparities?by Peter A Chow-White and Troy DusterPLOS MedicineOctober 4th, 2011The issue of the "digital divide" is a growing concern in health and forensic DNA databases, reflecting structural disparities in biomedical research and policing inseparable from racial disparities.
Dorothy Roberts book presentation [video]Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century Co-sponsored by Center for Genetics and Society and Generations Ahead Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Berkeley, CA
California court deems DNA collection from arrestees unconstitutionalby Emily StehrBiopolical TimesAugust 18th, 2011A California appellate court has ruled that a voter-approved measure to collect DNA from arrestees is unconstitutional.
DNA: Law requiring arrestees' samples struck downby Bob EgelkoSan Francisco ChronicleAugust 5th, 2011A California appeals court has struck down a voter-approved law requiring police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony.
Next Generation Identification - not a DNA database, but just as problematicby Emily StehrBiopolitical TimesJuly 19th, 2011Standardizing biometrics by linking databases creates serious practical problems and raises fundamental questions about the kind of society in which we live.
Fallout from Using DNA to Identify Osama bin Ladenby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJuly 13th, 2011The CIA organised a fake vaccination program in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from Osama bin Laden's family.
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