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52 years after the murder of Susan Galvin, Seattle police use family DNA to identify the killer

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    RapidEyeMovement
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    Why am I so utterly repulsed by these cases using this technique? I really don't understand my own feeling and why it feels so wrong to me. Emotions are weird and contradictory

    Why am I so utterly repulsed by these cases using this technique? I really don't understand my own feeling and why it feels so wrong to me.

    Emotions are weird and contradictory

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    1. JohnLeFou
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      I think the lack of consent is my main feeling of unease. My mother and father are into genealogy and so 100% of my DNA is in a database that I don’t want to be a part of. Being only part owner of...

      I think the lack of consent is my main feeling of unease. My mother and father are into genealogy and so 100% of my DNA is in a database that I don’t want to be a part of. Being only part owner of my genetic material, which should arguably be your most private data, makes consent complicated. Just like there are “one party” and “two party” consent states for recording. It can be difficult to balance privacy, consent, and utility when you have to share private information with someone by virtue of being born.

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