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Should Law Enforcement Be Allowed To Use DNA Databases To Catch Criminals?

Should Law Enforcement Be Allowed To Use DNA Databases To Catch Criminals?

When the alleged Golden State Killer was arrested, many DNA testing companies were known only for helping to trace family histories or unlocking family medical secrets. However, because the police uploaded the DNA from the crime scene and found distant relatives of the alleged Golden State Killer, forensic genealogy has come out of the darkness and into the spotlight. Since then, the uploading of DNA from a crime scene to Family Tree DNA, and other websites, dozens of rapes and murders have been solved…