Genes and Justice

Genes and Justice

A genetic propensity to commit murder, mitigating or aggravating factor? Familial DNA searches, open to constitutional challenge?

Genes and Justice, a series of special reports from the Washington Post, explores the growing use of DNA testing in the U.S. legal system. The first article in the series, DNA Tests Offer Deeper Examination Of Accused, Washington Post, April 20, 2008, explores new and expanding uses of DNA testing in the courtroom. The second article, From DNA of Family, a Tool to Make Arrests, Washington Post, April 21, 2008, explores the use of DNA testing in law enforcement.

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