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PostPosted: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:35:16 +0000 
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http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Scotl ... 6106536.jp

Scotland sets example for DNA profiling, says inventor

Published Date: 26 February 2010
By David Leask

THE inventor of genetic fingerprinting has called on England to adopt a scaled-down Scottish-style DNA database.

Sir Alec Jeffreys has "serious concerns" over the nearly one million innocent people whose profiles have been kept by authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Sir Alec, who devised DNA fingerprinting in the mid-1980s, is to receive this year's Edinburgh Medal, an award for those who have done most to increase public understanding of science.

He will receive the honour in April at the Edinburgh Science Festival. Three of the 19 people to get the award went on to receive Nobel Prizes.

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The remains of 15 WWI Soldiers have been found at Beaucamps Ligny. Their uniforms identify them as being from the York & Lancaster Regiment. The names of the men from that regiment who were lost in that area, at that time are know.

It should be a simple matter to identify these Soldiers through their DNA and reinter them with their name on their tombstone. While this has been done in a few cases for British Soldiers and in more than a few for Australian Soldiers current procedures do no require that such testing be performed. Without DNA identification these men are certain to be consigned to Unknown graves.

Members of the forum do not want to lose these Soldiers again. A campaign has begun to contact Members of Parliament and the media to get backing for changing the identification process to include DNA testing for all remains that are found.


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