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State Police may hunt for a suspect using kin's DNA

Critics say innocent targeted

By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / April 17, 2007

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The State Police crime laboratory is considering expanding the use of its DNA database to search for close relatives of suspects whose DNA is recovered from crime scenes, a controversial crime-fighting technique that prosecutors say would help them solve more cases but that critics say would target innocent people, many of them members of minority groups. (Full article: 1285 words)

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