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This guide provides information about DNA including privacy and ethical issues.

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There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.


A new study dives deep into DNA both to predict health risk and to treat patients earlier. It is creating a dramatically different approach to healthcare.

Before DNA testing, prosecutors relied on less-sophisticated forensic techniques, including microscopic hair analysis, to put criminals behind bars. But how reliable was hair analysis?

DNA samples given today can theoretically be used in the future to reveal everything there is to know about a person's genetic makeup. Privacy issues pose complicated ethical questions regarding genetic testing.