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Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

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June 05th 2018: DNA Forensics Can Solve Crimes. Are There Also Privacy Risks?

Those DNA ancestry kits are very popular. But how accurate are they? Can they really pinpoint the country where your ancestors came from? And with whom do ancestry businesses share that data? Was that data given to police which led to the Golden State Killer arrest, or did it come from other sources? How valuable is DNA in making criminal convictions, as well as exonerating the innocent? What parts of the human body provide the best types of DNA for analysis? How has DNA forensics analysis changed over the years? Is a human DNA sample ever too old to analyze? In what ways do you leave behind y

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Mellissa Helligso

Mellissa Helligso is a Forensic DNA Analyst with over 18 years’ experience, analyzing over 900 cases, in an ASCLD/LAB accredited human identification laboratory.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2733/data-security-and-privacy-with-the-privacy-professor 02/10/2020 03:00 02/10/2020 04:00 Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2733/data-security-and-privacy-with-the-privacy-professor Those DNA ancestry kits are very popular. But how accurate are they? Can they really pinpoint the country where your ancestors came from? And with whom do ancestry businesses share that data? Was that data given to police which led to the Golden State Killer arrest, or did it come from other sources? How valuable is DNA in making criminal convictions, as well as exonerating the innocent? What parts of the human body provide the best types of DNA for analysis? How has DNA forensics analysis changed over the years? Is a human DNA sample ever too old to analyze? In what ways do you leave behind your DNA throughout the day? Can DNA analysis really be accomplished with a single strand of hair? Can your relatives provide DNA about you? How close in match is the DNA of identical twins? What are privacy considerations for DNA sharing? Listen in to this episode to hear how DNA was used in criminal cases, and to learn more from a DNA forensics expert who has analyzed over 900 cases! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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