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To GEDMatch a Killer: Law enforcement use of consumer genetic databases
To GEDMatch a Killer: Law enforcement use of consumer genetic databases
WhenThursday, Jan. 17, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Campus locationWilliam H. Foege Genome Sciences (GNOM)
Campus roomS-110
Event typesAcademics
Event sponsorsUW Genomics Salon

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Description

Last April, law enforcement apprehended a suspect in the Golden State Killer cold case. This was achieved through the use of an online genetic genealogy database (GEDMatch) to perform familial DNA matching. Subsequently, over a dozen cold cases have been solved using similar approaches. However, the apparent success of familial DNA matching as a law-enforcement tool raises questions about privacy, “ownership” of genetic information, and familial/group consent. Please join us in discussing pros and cons of this new investigative approach, its future implications in the context of a growing consumer genetics market, and possible solutions for moving forward.

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