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[*] Post 322291 posted on 23-2-2008 at 09:54 Reply With Quote
Should the DNA Database simply be used for criminals?

In light of this debate being discussed, mainly I think because of These cases should everyone (perhaps at birth) have their DNA recorded?
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[*] Post 322294 posted on 23-2-2008 at 11:26 Reply With Quote

The problem I have is the inadequacy of the testing, I can't find the info but it seems that one can expect something like a dozen non-familial matches for an individual in the population of the UK. This is sufficient for civil law in the UK, so you may well be involved in a case and found 'guilty' simply because the test says you have similar enough DNA to the real culprit. And it's all very well for the proponents to say "But it will only be part of the evidence." but the example of evidence from such specialists as Professor Meadow inter alia suggest that such 'specialist' evidence is given untoward emphasis.
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[*] Post 322319 posted on 23-2-2008 at 13:14 Reply With Quote

I agree with DW, DNA should be recorded at birth. If you do not engage in any felonious employment, you should be quite able to defend any scurrilous accusations made against you. It would also make it much easier to identify victims in the event of a catastrophe.
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