Genetic Justice: DNA Data Banks, Criminal Investigations, and Civil Liberties

The Times higher Education UK
Sir Alec Jeffreys developed DNA profiling in the genetics department at the University of Leicester during the mid-1980s, revolutionising forensic science and stimulating a sizeable popular literature on the subject. As DNA databases have grown – particularly in the UK, which has enthusiastically genotyped 4.5 million of its citizens – concern has been voiced in many quarters about whether the privacy of the individual may be compromised. Genetic Justice tackles these issues head on from the viewpoint of civil liberties, and comes up with lively prose and a nicely balanced argument that is engaging and informative.