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Conflicting Views on a Wider Police Use of DNA

Familial searching allows investigators to look through databases with wider parameters to identify people who are most likely close relatives of the person who may have committed a crime. But the method has raised ethical questions. Many see it as an invasion of privacy that draws an innocent group of people — and their DNA — into criminal inquiries based on their blood relation to a suspect or someone convicted of a crime

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