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November 18, 2009
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Using relative's DNA to crack crimes raises privacy questions

By Jim Spellman
CNN.com

DENVER, Colo. — Using DNA to catch criminals has become common, but police in Denver, Colorado, this year demonstrated how the practice can be taken to a new level: They tracked down a suspect not through his DNA, but through that of his brother.

Here's how it happened, the Denver district attorney's office said:

Full story: Using relative's DNA to crack crimes raises privacy questions






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