Dec 182015
 December 18, 2015  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Kashmir Hill reports:

Once your DNA is the FBI’s database, you’re included in a genetic line-up every time police are looking for a suspect in a crime. And depending on the state that you live in, close family members, whose genetic information is similar to yours and so could be matched through yours, could also be implicated in a search. And, as we learned this year, DNA forensic science isn’t an exact science.

“If your DNA is in the database, you’re more likely to be implicated correctly or falsely in a crime,” says ACLU attorney Michael Risher.


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