Wednesday, November 01, 2006

DNA database controversy

The UK's DNA database may have grown so far beyond what it was intended to do it risks undermining civil rights.
Professor Alec Jeffreys of the University of Leicester School of Biological Sciences says hundreds of thousands of innocent people's DNA was now held - with a disproportionate number from young black men. The UK holds 3.6m DNA samples - the world's biggest DNA database.

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