Dna-- How Much Is Too Much

Topics: Combined DNA Index System, DNA profiling, DNA Pages: 10 (731 words) Published: July 19, 2013
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Emily Veylupek ENGL 2010/Kilpatrick 12 April 2013

DNA: How Much Is Too Much?
The current federal lawenforcement database, the Combined DNA Index System aka CODIS, was designed for DNA profiling of violent convicted criminals. When CODIS was originally started by the FBI in 1990, and formally established in 1994, only rapist and murderers were profiled. Currently all 50 states collect DNA from those who have been convicted of any felony and more than half of the states require a DNA sample from all arrestees that have not been convicted yet. What happened to “innocent until proven guilty”? The quiet growth of the list of people required to submit a DNA profile leads to numerous questions of privacy and securety. Where do we draw the line between an individuals rights and the safety of the community? There is no doubt that the new technology has drastically improved the ability to catch criminals, but without defined regulations for this new technology there is room for abuse. Imagine a future where everyone’s DNA is taken at birth and people are categorized based off of their DNA. A future where there is DNA discrimination. Health care premiums are based off a persons DNA profile. A person is over looked...
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