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DNA fingerprint inventor on database fears

The man who invented DNA fingerprinting a quarter of a century ago, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, tells Newsnight that the practice of retaining DNA taken from innocent people in the UK raises serious issues.

Watch the Newsnight film on 25 years of DNA fingerprinting on Wednesday 9 September 2009 at 10.30pm on BBC Two.


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