DNA Database

A DNA database or DNA databank is a database of DNA data. A DNA database can be used in the analysis of genetic diseases, genetic fingerprinting for criminology, or genetic genealogy. DNA databases may be public or private. those databases do not normally hold DNA except for a short time. DNA fingerprints or DNA profiles are made from the DNA and these are held electronically in the DNA database

The largest DNA database in the world is CODIS, followed by the United Kingdom National DNA Database, and thirdly a Californian DNA database (its records are included in CODIS).

The Australian criminal DNA database is called the National Criminal Investigation DNA Database (NCIDD) and the Canadian equivalent is the National DNA Data Bank (NDDB)

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Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Singapore) - Content - General Provisions - Taking of Photographs, Finger Impressions, Body Samples, etc.
... body sample is required to be sent to an authorised analyst for forensic DNA analysis ... to maintain a register of all photographs, finger impressions, registrable particulars and a DNA database ... Information stored in the register and DNA database may be used for a variety of purposes, including comparison with other information obtained in the course of investigations into offences ...
Combined DNA Index System - Indices and Database Structure - Relative Size
... offender profiles, making it the largest DNA database in the world, surpassing the United Kingdom National DNA Database, which consisted of an estimated 3,976,090 profiles as of June 2007 ... By October 2008, the US National DNA Index (NDIS) has grown to over 241,685 forensic profiles and 6,384,379 offender profiles ... The growing public approval of DNA databases has seen the creation and expansion of many states' own DNA databases ...
Association Of Chief Police Officers - Controversies - DNA Database
... ACPO has supervised the creation of one of the world's largest per capita DNA databases, containing the DNA profiles of more than one million innocent people ... reissued revised guidelines to replace its unlawful DNA exceptional procedure ... Protection of Freedoms Act, the retention of DNA in England and Wales remains an uncertain and illiberal regime ...
DNA Database - Privacy Issues
... Critics of DNA databases warn that the various uses of the technology can pose a threat to individual civil liberties ...

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