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Crime: DNA Fingerprinting #115975

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Valhalla, New York: Mark Potter) Criminal investigation technique of genetic fingerprinting featured; scenes shown Paramount Pictures "To Catch a Thief". [Lifecodes Corporation Dr. Robert SHALER - says any biological tissue can be traced.] [George Washington Univ. Law School Prof. James STARRS - says criminal will have to be very resourceful to combat this new technology] Use of technique in Florida rape case described; scenes shown from labs. [Georgetown Law School bioethicist Prof. Judy AREEN - discusses things people may not want to know.] Other uses of DNA testing detailed. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Janlori GOLDMAN - says technique allows FBI to know more about us than they need to know.] [AREEN, STARRS - comment on potential uses and ethics of a new technology]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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