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Feds to Pay States to Expand Forensic DNA Databases?by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 26th, 2011A newly introduced bill would incentivize states to expand the collection of DNA from people arrested for certain crimes, before trial let alone conviction.
Surrogacy Law: Conn. Gives Non-Genetic Parents Legal Rightsby Susan Donaldson JamesABC NewsJanuary 20th, 2011Connecticut's Supreme Court honors a signed agreement between a surrogate mother and a gay couple.
Testing for Brainsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 19th, 2011Discussing DTC tests, even libertarians seem to slip into some kind of contradictory acceptance of regulation.
A Mississippi prison sentence: 16 years and a kidneyby Doug PetJanuary 6th, 2011The governor of Mississippi releases imprisoned sisters under the condition one agrees to donate a kidney to the other.
SJC ruling extends reach of DNA casesby Jonathan SaltzmanThe Boston GlobeDecember 10th, 2010The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rules that the statute of limitation does not apply in cases that link DNA evidence to new suspects.
More Aggressive Action from New York On DNA Databasesby Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesOctober 31st, 2010In August, State Division of Criminal Justice Service Acting Commissioner Sean M. Byrne sent a letter to each one of New York’s district attorneys “strongly encourag[ing] [them] to require a DNA sample as a condition of all plea bargains.”
Whodunit? by Jessica CerretaniBoston GlobeOctober 29th, 2010Family members' DNA may lead investigators to the answers, but using it as a forensic technique brings up some troubling questions.
Victims Using DNA Forensics Proactivelyby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesSeptember 30th, 2010High-risk victims are becoming increasingly proactive in providing DNA evidence that may assist law enforcement.
Democrats and DNA Databases by Osagie K. ObasogieThe Huffington PostSeptember 24th, 2010A new bill means that the federal government would pay states to engage in a practice that will likely lead innocent people's DNA to be stored alongside convicted criminals.
In Fighting Crime, How Wide Should a Genetic Net Reach?by Natasha SingerThe New York TimesJuly 24th, 2010Privacy and equal protection concerns are raised by the latest criminal investigation technique called "familial searching."
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