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

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 … Continue reading

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Crime Fighters are using your family’s DNA to find criminals – Is there a Problem?

“Familial searches take one entire class of citizens — the fathers, sons and brothers of convicted offenders — and turns them into suspects.” Erin Murphy “However, while the public can rest easier knowing the suspect is in custody, there are … Continue reading

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