NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The April arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo as the Golden State Killer in California surprised serial killer experts who assumed that the cold case from the 1970s and 80s would never be solved. But the method by which the police found DeAngelo surprised people for a different reason and raised questions about personal privacy related to DNA that people donated to genealogy databases.

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