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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.