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Cell samples (mostly DNA cheek swabs) used for the preparation of DNA profiles can be stored and retained indefinitely. These samples can be screened to recover further information such as racial origins and even eye and hair color. Because of privacy concerns and presumption of innocence, Britain now requires that samples be destroyed after six months, and millions of stored samples were destroyed. Should this be the case in the United States and other countries?

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Human Heredity: Principles and Iss...

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Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305251052

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305251052
Chapter 14.6, Problem 2EG
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Cell samples (mostly DNA cheek swabs) used for the preparation of DNA profiles can be stored and retained indefinitely. These samples can be screened to recover further information such as racial origins and even eye and hair color. Because of privacy concerns and presumption of innocence, Britain now requires that samples be destroyed after six months, and millions of stored samples were destroyed. Should this be the case in the United States and other countries?

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To determine: Whether the cell samples that are used for the preparation of DNA profiles need to be destroyed after six months in the United States and other countries or not.

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

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The DNA of people has small differences, and this is used by law enforcement agencies to create DNA profiles. The DNA of an individual remains the same throughout its life, and thus, the samples can be collected anytime depending on the requirement. The DNA samples and DNA profiles should not be kept in record for a long time of individuals who have been acquitted from all the charges...

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