Man confesses to Texas murder after image based on new DNA technology released

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  1. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Source (Ryan Riggs, Texas man, confesses to murder after image based on new DNA technology released)

    Here is the image that has created the buzz.

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    I'd say, as good as some of the 'police sketches' seen of 'suspects'. And the image is reportedly based on DNA.

    So, DNA derivative 'science' has now entered into our lives - like it or not.

    Q1
    Sorry now that that you sent your DNA into the 23/me or other related "businesses"?

    Q2
    Does this level of 'science' bother you at all?

    While I can see some utility for police/seeking lost family, I also see this could be misused in many ways. It also strikes me as something right out of a SciFi novel....

    Your take?
     
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  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    All technogy has it's light and dark sides.
     
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  3. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I will not submit any DNA for testing, for genealogy or that disease testing just because I don't trust where it would end up. Not that I'm running from the law, just don't see the need to be willingly adding myself to some .gov database.
    With today's laws and lawyers , the guy might pull more time for the illegal dumping than the murder.
     
  4. Downunder

    Downunder Monkey

    In Australia the government screen everyone aged 50 and over for bowel cancer. They send you a kit in the mail and you return it with a small stool sample. I don't know if they can get your dna profile from this sample or not, butt my kit went straight into the rubbish bin.
     
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    We have taken a very healthy bite of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Too bad we didn't notice the worm.
     
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  6. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Q1
    Sorry now that that you sent your DNA into the 23/me or other related "businesses"?

    My wife has been after me to send our DNA in to find out where we come from but...but I have managed to dodge it; however, I cannot actually explain why. I think it is because there is already so much intrusion into our lives by the government and even commercial entities, you just can't keep them out.


    Q2
    Does this level of 'science' bother you at all?
    Yes, but I cannot say why. Call it instinct or just plain old paranoia...
     
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just a NOTE, here... There was an article on Drudge today, that states these DNA Sampling Places, CAN & WILL turn your DNA over to the .GOV, if presented a Valid Warranr... I don’t have to worry about my Ancestory, as my family Geneology has been Documented back 10 Generations, on both sides... So no DNA testing required for AlaskaChick & I, or any of our Children, or GrandChildren, for that matter....
     
  8. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories




    Paranoia strike deep
    Into your life it will creep
    Starts when your always afraid

    As they say - I feel ya man.....
     
  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Scary! I can see all sorts of abuse of this! I'm especially concerned about unknowingly and unwillingly having my DNA sampled and put into a data base for future use with out consent. Having all sorts of things added to the knolage base that can be used against me! It's the same as having a chip installed for various reasons only to have data mined later, or attached to me in some way of control! It's the intrusion into our intimate lives that bothers me the most, and I'm fearful of the future! Just because you can, didn't mean you should!
     
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  10. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories


    Just because you can, didn't mean you should!

    Remember those old Depression Radio shows? The Shadow, Johnny Dollar and so on.

    One phase often used was "There Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know" (insert sinister laugh here)


     
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  11. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Never cared enough about my ancestry to send in a DNA sample.

    But I can see it in the future when the government takes over health care and uses DNA as a basis for determining statistically how long you would live (using some formula that no one can figure out). That can then be used to cut off any future medical care after a certain age.
     
  12. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    Abuse of this technology by both the public and private sector is the basis of the movie Gattaca.

    Gattaca - Wikipedia

    Just another way to potentially control and/or discriminate.
     
  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    My sister did the ancestry DNA thing. No need for me to do it, our results would be the same.
     
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  14. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Heh. No need for DNA testing here, either. Genealogical research told us all we need to know about where we came from. Anything earlier than the late 1700s is irrelevant and uninteresting. YMMV, of course. (From what I've heard from various other testaments on TV, all you get is some idea of how much of a mutt the customer was. The net of it all seems to be we are all, to one degree or another, out of Africa.)
     
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  15. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Just saves me the money of moving to Zimbabwe - now I can experience genocide in the comfort of my own home...
     
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  16. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I do believe someday they will take DNA samples at our birth... I would bet on it.
     
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  17. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    My brother did the DNA thing - he got a gift certificate from one of his co-workers (what can I say, the guys a nerd with a PhD)

    Turns out, the "DNA company" said we are pretty much Euro-trash. All that was missing was the trailer park. I thought it was pretty funny....

    I told my brother they likely threw a couple of darts at a map board or used a random country generator to write the 'report'.
     
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  18. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Hehe..... Same with us. We already knew both Dad's and Mom's family histories. What the DNA test did do was finally put to rest Mom's family myth of a Cherokee indian connection, by way of a forebear supposedly having an Indian mother. Nope, not according to DNA. Dang, there goes my dreams of inheriting an Indian Casino...... :cry:
     
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  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I was the strongest fastest sperm that made it to the egg first!
    That's all the DNA testing needed.
    Besides if I submitted mine some company would patent it and make millions leaving me to eat dust.
     
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  20. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    At least you don't have to worry about spending a Holiday dinner with Elizabeth Warren...
     
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