Welcome to the Genetics Policy Initiative!
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.
Read the report Establishing Best Practice for Forensic DNA Databases.
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.
For information on other uses of human DNA collections, please visit: My DNA, My Family, My Rights
You can also learn about:
- The latest news on DNA databases on our blog. Please send us your blog contributions and we will post them!