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No Criminals in My Family

Presenter: Penny Walters


Investigative genetic genealogy is an emerging practice of using genetic information from direct-to-consumer companies for identifying suspects or victims in criminal cases. Data available in GEDMatch can often identify a third cousin or closer in 90% of the population. This session will discuss some of the arising ethical dilemmas of this super-sleuthing.

Level:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Topic:
DNA