By Ethan Nash. TOTT News.
Authorities are beginning to merge unregulated forensic DNA identification techniques with criminal investigations, raising ethical and moral concerns about targeting of selected groups.
The Australian Federal Police recently announced plans to use forensic “DNA phenotyping” to reveal highly personal information about suspected criminals – including information about biological sex, ancestry, appearance and more.
This technology can reveal much more about a suspect than previous DNA forensics methods.
But how does it work? What are the ethical issues?
Importantly, what are the deeper links this information could potentially reveal about the role of PCR testing, eugenics and the larger biopharma transhumanist vision?