UK: DNA pioneer: Innocents should be removed from database
Rebecca Thomson reports:
A leading DNA scientist whose work led to the creation of the DNA database has called for innocent people to be removed from it.
Alec Jeffreys, the inventor of genetic fingerprinting, says forcing innocent people to remain on the database will erode public support for the project.
Currently anyone who is arrested is added to the database, whether or not they go on to be convicted. It now has 5 million people on it.
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