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Familial DNA Testing

Publication Date: 
July 09, 2010
Source: 
KQED 88.5 - Forum with Michael Krasny
Author: 
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?

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Guests:


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