AFP to adopt radical new DNA technology – Sunday Extra

Last week, the Australian Federal Police announced that they would be using a next generation technology called “Massive Parallel Sequencing,” which has the potential to reveal a person’s physical appearance, biological gender and ancestry.

While experts say the technology is breakthrough for forensic scientists, questions have been raised about the ethical, privacy, and racial implications of disclosing highly sensitive information about our genetics.

Guest: Dr. Simon Walsh, AFP National Manager for Operational Science and Technology

Producer – Katie Fuller