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**[https://www.firstpost.com/india/dna-bill-to-ensure-justice-is-gene-uine-govt-must-ensure-privacy-of-individuals-is-respected-as-well-5872381.html First Post: DNA Bill: To ensure justice is 'gene'-uine, govt must ensure privacy of individuals is respected as well (10th January 2019)]
 
**[https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/towards-a-genetic-panopticon/article25791126.ece The Hindu: Towards a genetic panopticon (21st December 2018)]
 
**[https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/towards-a-genetic-panopticon/article25791126.ece The Hindu: Towards a genetic panopticon (21st December 2018)]
 
**[https://www.newslaundry.com/2019/01/14/the-dna-bill-has-a-sequence-of-problems-that-need-to-be-resolved NewsLaundry: The DNA Bill has a sequence of problems that need to be resolved (14th January 2019)]
 
**[https://www.newslaundry.com/2019/01/14/the-dna-bill-has-a-sequence-of-problems-that-need-to-be-resolved NewsLaundry: The DNA Bill has a sequence of problems that need to be resolved (14th January 2019)]

Revision as of 07:24, 28 January 2019

Overview

India does not have a national DNA database. However, according to Interpol's 2008 survey it has used HID (Human Identification) software of a national design for the operation of regional (State) databases.

In 2007 a bill known as the Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The DNA Profiling Bill looks to legalize the collection and analysis of DNA samples for forensic purposes and the creation of a national database. The Bill was developed further by an expert committee due to concerns about privacy and lack of safeguards. However, a new draft Bill was scheduled to be submitted to Parliament in summer 2015 despite dissent from some members of the committee, who stated that their concerns had not been fully addressed. A public consultation was then announced (deadline 20th August 2015). A new version of the Bill was submitted to the Indian Parliament in August 2018. See below for further details.

Resources

Read more at: http://www.livelaw.in/dna-technology-regulation-bill-gets-cabinet-approval/

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