Dna Fingerprinting

On Forensic DNA Evidence and Forged DNA

For context’s sake, let me say that at time of writing I am between Cork Airport and somewhere in London, attending the EU DIYbio Continental Congress, with the collective goal of developing a community code of bioethics and biosafety that we can hopefully ask the community at large to adhere to. I’ll be summarising and expounding on the experience afterwards, but for now I’m motivated to discuss something mostly unrelated. DNA Evidence; Great for a Portfolio, Bad in a Database There are rumblings here in Ireland of a Garda DNA database, as have been established elsewhere for law-enforcement purposes.