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Familial DNA Testing

Publication Date: 
July 09, 2010
KQED 88.5 - Forum with Michael Krasny
Dave Iverson

Professor Hank Greely talks to KQED’s Michael Krasny on the ethics of using familial DNA testing in crime investigations:

Los Angeles police have arrested a man they believe is the so-called Grim Sleeper, a serial killer accused of killing at least 10 women since 1985. To find him, police used a rare and controversial DNA test -- they made a partial match of crime scene DNA to the son of the suspected killer. We discuss so-called familial DNA testing, legal only in California and Colorado in the U.S. What are the ethical implications?



Erin Murphy, assistant professor of law at UC Berkeley
Hank Greely, law professor at Stanford Law School and director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences