International DNA databases

GeneWatch UK, the Council for Responsible Genetics and Privacy International are working together on the Forensics Genetics Policy Initiative to develop international standards in this area. Visit our website.

You may also wish to vist GeneWatch's website, My DNA, My Family, My Rights.

These pages provide information about the state of development of DNA databases worldwide.

Please visit the wiki to find information about a specific country

For a comprehensive review of existing national legislation on DNA databases, read the article Forensic DNA databases: Ethical and legal standards: A global review.

The GeneWatch UK briefing outlines the human rights issues associated with the expansion of DNA databases worldwide.

If you would like to share information about your own country or seek more information, please contact us.


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