Daily Archives: June 3, 2016

DNA sample collection law takes effect

silver HelixKUWAIT CITY, June 1, (Agencies): The DNA Sample Collection Law took effect Wednesday and three centers have been established for this purpose, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources.
Sources disclosed the general departments for Criminal Evidence, Citizenship and Passports Affairs in the Interior Ministry have established three centers to serve citizens who want to obtain electronic passports after their DNA samples are taken by mid-June.

European Group Developing New DNA Profiling Methods; Studying Ethical, Legal Issues (requires free log in)

helix9The European Forensic Genetic Network of Excellence (EUROFORGEN-NoE) recently described the validation of a SNP-based NGS panel to identify ancestry of a DNA sample in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics.