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State could put limits on release of DNA data

Washington residents who spit in a tube or supply some other sample of their DNA to companies that analyze it for a fee would have legal protections for who could see the test results, under a proposal before a House panel.

U.S. takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers

The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.

DNA testing gives Spokane woman a second surprise on her family tree

After discovering her birth mother through public records and the help of a silent benefactor in the late 1980s, Barbara Arnold was shocked once again when new technology revealed the man she thought was her father, isn’t. And that man is still alive in California, waiting to meet the daughter he didn’t know he had.

What are the dangers of using DNA kit testing for health concerns?

While most Americans are buying DNA kits to find out where their ancestors were born, many are opting for detailed profiles of their health risks. But those tests often don’t cover the full spectrum offered by medical clinics and results, particularly negatives, should be taken with a grain of salt, experts warn.

High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

A truck-driving preacher accused in the killing of two teenage girls from Alabama decades ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques that were used to identify a suspect last year in the notorious “Golden State” serial killings.

Shawn Vestal: For Spokane man, years of family mystery ended abruptly with DNA testing

Don Sullivan has seen this photo most of his life, though the woman was always a mystery to him. When he was a child, growing up in the Los Angeles area, his parents told him it was a photo of his Aunt Betty. Thanks to DNA testing, Sullivan has solved many mysteries of his birth family, including about the woman once known to him as “Aunt Betty.”