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Saturday, April 18, 2009

DNA Database and You . . .

Orwell, 1984. Huxley, Brave New World. And now, 2009.

Yes, the lovely innovations of the 21st century have brought us into an era of DNA cataloging. Now, it is not just convicted felons who go on file, but any arrested for any reason, if the FBI has its way. From a current database of 6.7 million, the FBI plans to be adding 1.2 million DNA records per year to its files by 2012. Welcome to the DNA surveilance society!!

What comes next? Selective breeding? DNA-based discrimination? Cleansing campaigns to rid society of the genetically deficient? Well, at least the increasing loss of anonymity and privacy . . .


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