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Science, Standards and Forensics: Part III by Brandon L. GarrettHuffington PostSeptember 9th, 2012If we are going to use forensics to put people in prison for years, Congress should pass legislation to make forensics far more of a science.
Forensics on the Hill: Part I by Brandon L. GarrettHuffington PostSeptember 5th, 2012Donald Eugene Gates' fate was sealed by two stray hairs and he spent nearly three decades in prison, before his innocence was finally proven. How often is DNA forensics wrong?
South Carolina to Collect DNA After Every Felony Arrestby Seanna AdcoxAssociated PressSeptember 1st, 2012South Carolina’s law enforcement agency will soon collect DNA samples from people when they’re arrested for a felony – rather than post-conviction.
British Couples Flying to US For Banned Baby Sex Selectionby  Stephen AdamsTelegraph [UK]August 28th, 2012Dozens of couples are flying to the US every year to choose the sex of their babies, a practice banned in Britain three years ago.
Vt. High Court to Weigh Pre-Conviction DNA Testingby Dave GramThe Boston GlobeAugust 20th, 2012The Vermont Supreme Court has been asked to rule on the constitutionality of a 2009 law allowing the state to take DNA samples from people charged with but not yet convicted of crimes.
Stop and Swab: Dramatic Increases in DNA Police Databasesby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesAugust 20th, 2012DNA databases continue to grow exponentially as more U.S. states allow police to seize DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted, and from those suspected of misdemeanors as well as felonies.
Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Symbolic Reparations for Victims of Eugenic Sterilizationby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesAugust 9th, 2012To mark the 85th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s ruling that state governments can forcibly sterilize “inferior” members of society, Virginia lawmaker Patrick A. Hope calls for “a symbolic payment” to living victims.
Christie Vetoes Bill That Would Have Eased Tough Rules for Gestational Surrogatesby  Susan K. LivioNew Jersey Star LedgerAugust 8th, 2012The governor of New Jersey has vetoed a bill that would have relaxed the state's regulation of commercial surrogacy.
On Anniversary of Eugenics Ruling, a Va. Delegate Proposes Payments for Living Victimsby Bob LewisThe Washington PostAugust 5th, 201285 years ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that state governments could force involuntary surgical sterilizations; Virginia lawmaker Patrick Hope calls for “a symbolic payment” for the living victims.
Wisconsin Ruling Prevents Most Insurers From Denying Benefits to Surrogatesby Gina BartonMilwaukee Journal SentinelAugust 4th, 2012The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies cannot deny coverage based on circumstances of pregnancy.
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