Police Could Show Up At Your Door Via a DNA Test, Even If You Didn’t Take One

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Published on October 12, 2018 - Duration: 00:44s

Police Could Show Up At Your Door Via a DNA Test, Even If You Didn’t Take One

Here’s a scary concept… enough people have done some kind of DNA test that it’s possible to match a good portion of the population.

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Police Could Show Up At Your Door Via a DNA Test, Even If You Didn’t Take One

Here’s a scary concept… enough people have done some kind of DNA test that it’s possible to match a good portion of the population.

????Over 60% of Americans with European ancestry can be identified using DNA databases, even if they haven’t done one themselves.

????Researchers published their findings in the journal Science and they raise some privacy concerns.

????By diagnosing factors like a person's age, location and sex, they were able to whittle down a suspect list down to just 16 or 17 individuals.

????However, people of purely African or Asian descent are less vulnerable to this because they apparently haven’t taken as many tests.

????Earlier in 2018 police used DNA from a public database to catch Joseph DeAngelo, the man suspected of being the “Golden State Killer.”????But despite its potential for good, it could also lead to other people being able to get personal information about someone.

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