Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética

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  • Observatorio de Bioética y Derecho
  • Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética
  • Universidad de Barcelona
  • Av. Diagonal 684
    Facultad de Derecho
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
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"Is it time for a universal genetic forensic database?"

23.11.2018
Science

DNA is an increasingly useful crime-solving tool. But still quite unclear is the extent to which law enforcement should be able to obtain genetic data housed in public and private databases. How one answers that question might vary substantially, depending on the source of the data. Several countries—the United Kingdom, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia among them—have even toyed with creating a “universal” DNA database, populated with data from every individual in society, obviating the need for any other DNA source.