Both Ancestry.com and 23andMe have received requests from law enforcement agencies for access to their DNA databases, the Associated Press reports.

Together, the consumer genetics companies have fielded five such demands. Ancestry.com gave police access to one person's information for a rape and murder case in Idaho, while 23andMe persuaded officials to withdraw four requests.

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