The Ethics of DNA Use DNA testing is one of the rare forensic technologies championed by both defense lawyers and prosecutors. More than 200 wrongly convicted people have been exonerated based on DNA evidence, which has also brought convictions in decades-old cases. As law enforcement finds new ways to use DNA, those new techniques raise new ethical questions.

Police Use DNA to Track Suspects Through Family

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Crime Labs Struggle with Flood of DNA Samples

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Legal Limits Murky for Use of 'Discarded' DNA

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