Golden State Killer tracked through DNA

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Golden State Killer tracked through DNA

April 27, 2018

The arrest of a suspect has set off alarms among some scientists and ethicists worried that consumer DNA may be widely accessed by law enforcement. A UW Medicine bioethicist weighs in. 

Even as scientific experts applauded the arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect, some expressed unease at reports that detectives in California had used a public genealogy database to identify him.