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
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
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
- The Times, 18 July 2006
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
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
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
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