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DNA And The Future Of Privacy

In 26 states, police can collect DNA samples from criminal suspects upon arrest -- before they are convicted of a crime. Prosecutors and police say it's a critical tool for cracking cold cases. But the Maryland Court of Appeals recently ruled that such practices violate Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizures. We examine the Maryland case, and ask whether new DNA collection and analysis techniques are challenging our expectations of privacy.

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