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Chimeric Criminals
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
  • David H. Kaye, Penn State Law
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
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Abstract
According to the book Genetic Justice: DNA Databanks, Criminal Investigations, and Civil Liberties — described as “the single most comprehensive articulation of the civil-liberties concerns associated with law-enforcement DNA databases,” “a series of measured arguments,” and “a touchstone for debates about the spread of DNA profiling” — an obscure genetic condition known as chimerism “could undermine the very basis of the forensic DNA system” and force a reconsideration of “the entire project of forensic DNA.” This conclusion is as unfounded as it is unnerving. Chimerism is a consideration in, but not a real obstacle to DNA identification. This essay explains why.
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This article was originally published at 14 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 1-10.

Citation Information
David H. Kaye. "Chimeric Criminals" Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology Vol. 14 (2012) p. 1
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-kaye/13/