DNA

Blair endorses police use of public's DNA
... The national DNA bank, set up under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, has 3.6 million DNA profiles, equivalent to 6 per cent of Britainís population of 60 million.
The Times, 24 October 2006
Bogus tramp who attacked young girls is jailed for 13 years
A former senior council officer who posed as a tramp to throw police off his scent while he sexually assaulted a string of schoolgirls was jailed for 13 years today.
The Times, 18 September 2006
Shoe rapist is trapped by sisterís DNA 20 years after serial attacks
A SERIAL rapist who was seen as a pillar of his community has been unmasked 20 years on through pioneering DNA technology, police said yesterday.
The Times, 18 July 2006
DNA database continues to swell
... Matches using newly-lawful DNA samples have been made to 88 murders, 45 attempted murders, 116 rapes and 62 sexual offences.
BBC News, 4 January 2006
DNA fingerprinting 'no longer foolproof'
The genetic profiles held by police for criminal investigations are not sophisticated enough to prevent false identifications, according to the father of DNA fingerprinting. Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, a geneticist at Leicester University, said police DNA databases should hold more information to lessen the chances of a false positive.
The Guardian, 9 September 2004
Genghis Khan's DNA can get you a free meal
DNA TESTS are on the menu at Londonís two Mongolian restaurants, the branches of Shish in Hoxton and Willesden Green. They will be used to determine which customers should get free meals to celebrate the fact that Mongolians are now allowed to have a surname for the first time in 80 years, and can use this right to claim descendancy from Genghis Khan and use his patronym. The restaurants have teamed up with Oxford Ancestors, a company founded by Professor Bryan Sykes to determine which diners are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.
The Times, 5 July 2004
DNA tests sought 'for every Briton'
Every single person in the UK should be compelled to have their DNA on the national database in an effort to prevent crime, a senior police officer has argued.
BBC News, 8 September 2003

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