Adams, David S.
The purpose of this IQP was to investigate DNA Fingerprint Technology and its effects of society. Different procedures for DNA Fingerprinting were described, as well as the many uses of this technology, leading into the forensic applications and the collection and preservation of samples. Landmark court cases were discussed showing a progression of acceptance of complex scientific evidence in the courtroom. A few notable DNA media cases were described as a reference to the power of the technique. Finally the ethical issues of DNA databases were discussed focusing on the main concern of genetic privacy, an important issue affecting the growth of DNA database technology.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Biology and Biotechnology