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Today, 60 countries worldwide operate national DNA databases and databases are being expanded or newly established in at least 34 additional countries.

The storage of DNA collected from individuals and the inclusion of computerized DNA profiles on computer databases raises important human rights concerns.

Through this site you can find a collection of resources on the human rights implications of DNA databases.  If you want to learn more about the implications of Forensic DNA Databases, check out our DNA Database FAQ’s and see our Talking Points.

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