What are the ethical issues of DNA profiling?

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Jan 26, 2017

DNA profiling is a powerful tool in crimalistics and in paternity testing. It has also aroused a mixture of ethical concerns, suspicions and interests.


The major ethical concerns about the DNA profiling are related to

1) possible constitution of data based by the police agencies for the purpose of identifying and investing individuals as potential criminal suspects.

2) possible risk of a widespread use without safeguard for private investigations as establishing paternity or the typing of a person for insurance companies.

In order to preserve civil liberties and the respect of individual privacy, DNA profiling should be strictly limited to judicial use and performed by accredited laboratories.