October 17, 2011

FBI's DNA Database Upgrade Plans Under Fire

Paul Rincon, BBC News


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A major upgrade of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) DNA database system has come under fire from members of the forensic science community.

The Codis system is used to generate the genetic profiles stored in the US national DNA database.

The FBI wants to expand the number of genetic markers used by Codis to classify individual DNA profiles.

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TAGGED: DNA Database, FBI, Genetics, Forensics

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