Monday, June 10, 2002

dna database

Will Delaware become the 20th state to collect DNA information for all people convicted of felonies in the state? Yes, if a bill introduced to the House of Representatives makes it's way into law. Presently in Delaware, genetic information can be collected from people who are convicted of sex offenses and of crimes against children. The cost of the increased testing is estimated to be between $600,00 and $700,000 over the next three years.

Before that happens, however, there is one definite about DNA information from Delaware. It will be shared with 41 other states in a national database of genetic information. That's something that started this week.

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