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jon_hill987
04-09-2005, 05:59 AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18624944.900&feedId=online-news_rss20

so, who is worried about this then, I'm not sure yet, I mean if you have done nothing wrong it shouldn't affect you, but if the police start relying on it to solve crimes what will happen to proper police work?

BongoBob
04-09-2005, 06:53 AM
As long as there is humanity, there will be prejudice.

And OT, I couldn't help but chuckle at this...
"But some experts argue that NDNAD's size and power mean it poses a serious threat to civil liberties."

I'm such an immature thinking bastard :(

nas77
04-09-2005, 07:03 AM
As far as collecting DNA samples to solve crimes are concerned, I have no problems. If the figures reported are correct then DNA profiling obviously has a highly beneficial effect upon suspect identification and conviction rates and combined this can only be a good thing.

But I'm not so sure about the retention of physical samples upon which genetic research is carried out. The fact that the government can know things about your biological makeup that you yourself are unaware of is somewhat unsettling. I agree that this does invade civil liberties.

So yay to DNA profiling, nay to clandestine genetic research.

IG-64
04-09-2005, 08:15 AM
Tell that to the clones of me in ninja suits that just busted through my window and are now dragging me aw----