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June

02
Sunday
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Does Using GEDmatch to Solve Cold Cases Jeopardize Our Genetic Privacy?

Presenter: David Dowell, PhD


The solving of the Golden State Killer case, in which the GEDmatch database played a key role, refocused our attention on DNA privacy. Has anything really changed? All new technology advances faster than social norms for its appropriate use. We still must balance the individual's right to know with community security needs, intellectual property rights and family privacy.

Level:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Topic:
DNA, Law, Methodology and or Research Strategies
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity