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How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test – The New York Times

How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test  The New York Times

Mail-in genetic tests offer a wealth of information about your ancestry and insight into medical risks — in exchange for a lot of data. Here’s where that data goes, …

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This cold case is the first genetic genealogy arrest to go to trial – CNN

This cold case is the first genetic genealogy arrest to go to trial  CNN

The double murder trial against William Earl Talbott II represents the first test of the new forensic method.

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Want to See My Genes? Get a Warrant – The New York Times

Want to See My Genes? Get a Warrant  The New York Times

Should the police be able to investigate your genetic family tree for any crime, no matter how minor?

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Genealogy companies could struggle to keep clients’ data from police – Science News

Genealogy companies could struggle to keep clients’ data from police  Science News

Police probably won’t stop searching DNA family trees to find crime suspects. New restrictions on database searches could spur more fights over privacy.

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How a Utah assault case upended the cutting-edge DNA website that caught the Golden State Killer – WPMT FOX 43

How a Utah assault case upended the cutting-edge DNA website that caught the Golden State Killer  WPMT FOX 43

Curtis Rogers, the founder of the free DNA website GEDMatch, wanted to do all he could to help police solve a disturbing assault case out of Utah. He knew his …

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Legendary detective says genealogy DNA kits will help solve more murders – WKRN News 2

Legendary detective says genealogy DNA kits will help solve more murders  WKRN News 2

Americans’ appetite for learning more about their ancestral past is helping solve murders. DNA kits used for genealogy are making connections in decades-old …

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Thanks to DNA sleuths, a Jane Doe killed 37 years ago might finally get a headstone with her name on it – WGNO New Orleans

Thanks to DNA sleuths, a Jane Doe killed 37 years ago might finally get a headstone with her name on it  WGNO New Orleans

RENO, Nev. – For 37 years the woman’s remains have been in a lonely, nameless grave at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in Reno, Nevada.

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A serial killer ‘tried to erase his victims.’ But three bodies hidden in barrels have now been identified. – The Washington Post

A serial killer ‘tried to erase his victims.’ But three bodies hidden in barrels have now been identified.  The Washington Post

With the help of the victims’ family and friends, DNA testing, genetic genealogy, and a librarian interested in missing persons cases, New Hampshire officials …

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Privacy concerns don’t stop people from putting their DNA on the internet to help solve crimes – The Conversation – US

Privacy concerns don’t stop people from putting their DNA on the internet to help solve crimes  The Conversation – US

Despite privacy concerns over police use of DNA uploaded to ancestry websites, many people are just excited that their genetic material could get a killer off the …

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Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database – ABC News

Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database  ABC News

After California detectives used a popular online DNA database to track down a suspect in the decades-old Golden State Killer slayings, other police agencies …