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In the 1970s and ’80s, a person known only as the “Golden State Killer” and “East Area Rapist,” murdered at least 13 people and raped over 50 women. The cases went cold until 2018, when law-enforcement officials ran DNA samples collected in the cases through a free online DNA database called GEDmatch. The samples matched several distant cousins of Joseph DeAngelo, a 72-year-old retired police officer and Navy veteran. DeAngelo was eventually charged and is now awaiting trial. Police all over the country are now hoping to use this technique to solve crimes and are urging private citizens to upload their DNA profiles from Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, or 23andMe to GEDmatch.
Additionally, some companies provide a genetic profile, which can help identify risks of carrying certain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease.
The concept of a universal DNA database, however, has raised a number of legal and ethical concerns. For example, pharmaceutical and insurance companies are now working to secure deals with leading DNA testing companies. This raises concerns about whether a person’s DNA could be used to deny insurance coverage, for example.
Review the following articles and discuss the ethical issues involved in the business of DNA.