The Guardian reports on a response from Sir Alec Jeffreys, known for his pioneering work in DNA fingerprinting, to the recent UK government ruling that it will keep DNA samples from innocent people in databanks for up to 12 years. Jeffreys is quoted as saying, "It seems to be as about as minimal a response to the European court of human rights judgment as one could conceive. There is a presumption not of innocence but of future guilt here … which I find very disturbing indeed."
The 12-Year Probation
May 08, 2009