Opinion | The country’s new DNA law raises privacy concerns
The law goes well beyond criminal matters and regulates civilian and medical use of DNA
Parliament is set to pass a law to regulate the use of DNA technology. Since the DNA of a person is unique, it can be used to accurately identify a person’s identity. Globally, DNA technology is used to help enforcement agencies identify both perpetrators and victims in criminal cases. In medicine, DNA is used to identify the susceptibility of a person to diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. In civilian life, DNA can be used to establish parentage of children or sibling relationships.
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