Category Archives: DNA

OH7: There was plenty of PC for def’s DNA in a murder case to connect him to the body found in his house

Affidavits for search warrant can be based on hearsay, and here the totality of information was probable cause to gather defendant’s DNA in a murder case. There was a known connection between the defendant and the victim, and male DNA … Continue reading

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NM: State’s DNA collection act const’l under King; def has no interest in whether his DNA might end up tested against a cold case was lawfully collected

The state has an interest in collecting DNA from arrestees, and King is followed. Defendant doesn’t make any credible argument why the state constitution should be applied except that he shouldn’t have his DNA compared to that on file from … Continue reading

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Baylor Med School: [Medical] Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databases

Baylor Med School: Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databases by Allison Mickey:

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WaPo: The hunt for the Golden State Killer led detectives to a Hobby Lobby parking lot

WaPo: The hunt for the Golden State Killer led detectives to a Hobby Lobby parking lot by TJ Ortenzi: While Joseph DeAngelo shopped inside, detectives swabbed his car door for DNA, according to documents that were unsealed Friday.

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The Atlantic: The Coming Wave of Murders Solved by Genealogy

The Atlantic: The Coming Wave of Murders Solved by Genealogy by Sarah Zhang: The same DNA analysis used to find the alleged Golden State Killer has led to the arrest of a second alleged murderer. It’ll likely lead to more.

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NYTimes: Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders

NYTimes: Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders by Heather Murphy:

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ACLU: Roadside Saliva Testing Is Probably Unconstitutional

ACLU: Roadside Saliva Testing Is Probably Unconstitutional by Chloé White

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Business Insider: How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

Business Insider: How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry by Erin Brodwin:

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NYTimes: The Cold Case That Inspired the ‘Golden State Killer’ Detective to Try Genealogy

NYTimes: The Cold Case That Inspired the ‘Golden State Killer’ Detective to Try Genealogy by Tim Arango: Before investigators in California say they solved a decades-old case of rape and murder using a genealogy website, the only other known case … Continue reading

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D.Colo.: Additional DNA sample and fingerprints despite the fact the govt already has it

The court can order an additional DNA sample and fingerprints despite the fact the government already has it. United States v. Lovato, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71592 (D. Colo. Apr. 30, 2018). Collateral estoppel doesn’t apply to a suppression order … Continue reading

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AP: Earlier search for Golden State Killer led to wrong man

AP: Earlier search for Golden State Killer led to wrong man by Michael Balsamo and Jonathan J. Cooper with Frank Stoltze:

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Reason.com: The Golden State Killer and Your Genetic Privacy

Reason.com: The Golden State Killer and Your Genetic Privacy by Ronald Bailey “Any right of privacy in commercial DNA testers?” This was inevitable.

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