Erin Murphy on NY State’s adoption of familial DNA profiling

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Familial testing means that, depending on what the police decide on the necessary number of alleles that “match,” law enforcement will look into cousins, siblings, parents and unknown relatives who are in databases that are largely unregulated.

Law Prof Erin Murphy and others spoke their concerns yesterday in Albany NY.

Among other things, she said:

The law professor went on to say, “I can only hope that the members of the Committee have all volunteered their own DNA to law enforcement databases, given that they seem so convinced that crime solving should outweigh the genetic privacy of innocent people.”


Here is concise article giving a more in-depth look at familial DNA concerns. #1 fact: It only works for men. #2 Look at the databases.


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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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