Tag: DNA

China Collects Human DNA En Masse to Advance Facial Recognition Techniques

China is collecting samples of human DNA en masse and using it to develop technology to reconstruct an image of a person’s face based solely on the DNA, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The technology, known as DNA phenotyping, has been used multiple times in the U.S. to solve criminal cases, but the process […]

Privacy Warning: Detective Permitted To Override Privacy Settings of 1.2 Million Users Of DNA Site

Last week, a Florida detective made a startling public announcement: a judge had ruled he could permit him to have access to the privacy settings of the 1.2 million users of GEDmatch, a personal genomics database and genealogy website that was used by police to identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer case in California […]