Folder 6 - Forensic DNA Phenotyping

When conventional STR profiles obtained from crime scene biological samples do yield any matches with profiles from known subjects, criminal investigators may benefit from any other information about the donor that may be discernable from the genetic interrogation of the original biological sample. Whilst such information is not relevant for evidential purposes, it is capable of providing valuable intelligence that may advance a criminal investigation. This emerging technology is the subject of scientific interest and of ethical, legal and social commentary. This folder contains instances of the latter from a variety of jurisdictions and policy perspective.

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