What's in a fingerprint

日期:2019-03-07 07:04:06 作者:宋鹣 阅读:

By David Concar EVERY time the police take a saliva or blood sample for DNA fingerprinting they are unknowingly collecting sensitive information about the health of the suspects they are testing. A British team has discovered that the DNA fingerprints used by police across the world can reveal a person’s susceptibility to type I diabetes. The finding strikes at the heart of one of the principles of DNA forensic testing—namely, that tests should identify people but reveal nothing significant about their genetic make-up or health. That way,