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Suppose you are arrested for a serious crime and a DNA profile is created and entered into databases. Later, you are proven innocent. Should you have the right to have your DNA profile removed from all databases?

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To determine: Whether an individual who is arrested for a serious crime be given the right to have its DNA profile removed from all the databases after being proven innocent.t.

Introduction: DNA profiles maybe used as important tools for identification. Shorter nucleotide sequences known as short tandem repeats are used by law enforcement agencies to develop DNA profiles. Criminal cases and other cases such as paternity cases use DNA profiles. Human evolution can also be studied with the help of DNA profiles.

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The method of DNA profiling is based on the fact that there are small differences among the DNA of people. DNA profiles are mainly used in the forensics to identify criminals by collecting the samples of their DNA and creating DNA profiles. These profiles are then compared to identify the criminal. Keeping the DNA profile of a person who has been acquitted from all the charges is a threat to its privacy...

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