How cops used a public genealogy database in the Golden State Killer case

Julia Creet, York University, Canada May 1, 2018 – DNA was credited for cracking the decades old cold case of the “Golden State Killer,” a California serial murderer and rapist. But the detectives used a public database of genetic genealogy called GEDmatch, raising privacy concerns about publicly available DNA profiles. Detectives working on the case […]

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