Kuwait passed a law last year to require all citizens, residents, and visitors there to provide DNA samples for a database aimed at reducing crime and terrorism, but Olaf Rieß, the president of the European Society of Human Genetics, argues in the New Scientist that the data bank — which is to soon begin collecting samples — won't combat terrorism and could instead be put to other concerning uses.

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