Familial DNA

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  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR
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    DNA Samples given in confidence for LDS project, were acquired by the private firm Ancestry.com. Police obtained search warrants to identify person from those records.
    NW Connection: Idaho Falls, ID.

    "Investigators last year turned to a controversial technique known as familial searching, which seeks to identify the last name of potential suspects through a DNA analysis focusing on the Y chromosome. A promising “partial match” emerged between the semen sample and the genetic profile of Usry’s father, Michael Usry Sr. — a finding that excluded the father but strongly suggested one of his relatives had a hand in the young woman’s murder."

    http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/11707192-123/new-orleans-filmmaker-cleared-in

    “I had lots of days sitting at the house with the dog,” he recalled in an interview, “wondering if these guys were going to use a battering ram to bust open the door and shoot my dog after he started barking at them.”


    So, they had DNA from Semen at a crime scene - murder.
    They have a database which indicates a person might be involved. Not from his DNA, but from a relative.

    "Several experts agreed the Idaho Falls police had probable cause to take a swab from Usry. But his experience touches on the delicate balance between the right to privacy and public safety."



    Have you given DNA samples to anyone?
     
  2. solv3nt

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    Only my wife and ex.
     
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  3. bolus

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    do poop samples count? :D
     
  4. Dyjital

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    State doj has mine for paternity test 11 years ago... Doubt they destroy records.
     
  5. Stomper

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    The state confused the UPS driver's DNA who delivered in my neighborhood (during the day while I was at work) for my DNA... its been almost 18 years, I get released next year! :D
     
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