Bioinformatics Journal Club

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Bioinformatics Journal Club

Please read the article cited below and then answer the following questions. Submit a printed
copy of your answers at the START of the journal club meeting on Oct 9, 2012.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/17/aclu
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challenges
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california
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dna
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collection
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practice
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that
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helps
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solve
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crimes/#ixzz26xGFbWem

Questions:

1.

Do you think this threate
ns privacy?

2.

In the article a Judge Milan Smith Jr. writes, for a three judge panels opinion, that DNA
collection is like fingerprinting. Explain.

3.

What is the good that has come from this?

4.

What is the argument against using this method?

5.

Is it a bad thing to

have genetic information stored indefinite
ly in a government database?

6.

Are we moving in a similar direction with medical information?