Why Does the Government Want Your DNA?

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The U.S. government has proposed a new program that will gather DNA information from volunteers as an effort to study genetic differences that affect health and disease. But will this initiative jeopardize our privacy?

Learn More:

DNA: timeline of the national DNA database
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/5289062/DNA-timeline-of-the-national-DNA-database.html

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the CODIS Program and the National DNA Index System
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/lab/biometric-analysis/codis/codis-and-ndis-fact-sheet

Belgian justice official demands universal police DNA database
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/10455380/Belgian-justice-official-demands-universal-police-DNA-database.html
“Belgium needs a universal DNA database to fight crime with samples to be taken from every newborn baby or foreigner who enters the country, a senior Belgian justice official has said.”

Forget Fingerprints: Law Enforcement DNA Databases Poised To Expand
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/dna-databases/
“Depending on whom you ask, DNA databases herald a future of either lower crime or less privacy.”

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