Familial DNA use starting

Familial DNA use starting
Virginia will move forward with familial DNA testing in certain criminal cases, Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office said yesterday. The technique is controversial due to privacy concerns, but it’s backed by the family of Morgan Harrington, the Virginia Tech student whose slaying in Charlottesville remains unsolved….
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Virginia to Begin Using Familial DNA Searches
Governor Bob McDonnell announced Monday that the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) has developed the capability to perform a technique known as familial DNA searching.
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Va. to use familial DNA in criminal investigations
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has joined only a handful of states in using the genetic material from relatives to track suspects in violent crimes who have left DNA evidence at a crime scene but whose genetic fingerprint is not contained in any database. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday that the Virginia Department of Forensic Science now has the capability to perform familial DNA searches, a …
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