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UAE to collect 10 million DNA samples

Old Jan 19th 2011, 7:46 am
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Residents in the UAE will soon be subject to DNA tests under a Dh4 billion police project involving the collection of 10 million DNA samples as part of efforts to combat crime, according to a senior police officer.

The project initially targets 20,000 samples to be stored in a police data base before a nation-wide campaign is launched to collect 10 million samples in the next few years, said Colonel Ahmed Al Marazouki, director of the DNA data base centre at the Abu Dhabi police.

"Within a year, police institutions will start gathering DNA samples from all nationals and residents in the UAE to be stored in a data centre as part of the federal DNA Database Project," he told a conference in the capital on Monday.

"The eventual target is 10 million samples but initially we will collect 20,000 samples from certain groups on a trial basis...the cost of this project is estimated at around Dh4 billion and it will contribute to saving time and effort for criminal experts in detecting crime and identifying criminals...we could also benefit from it in identifying dead bodies and accident victims."

Marzouki did not make clear whether the DNA would be linked to visa renewal for expatriate but said the project would be linked to the national ID card.


More here: http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm?id=ZA...emailmarketing


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Old Jan 19th 2011, 7:49 am
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given the standards of collection, storage, science, investigation, the police and the fact that there just isn't 10 million people in the UAE. NO im not happy about this
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given the standards of collection, storage, science, investigation, the police and the fact that there just isn't 10 million people in the UAE. NO im not happy about this
No doubt we will be charged a fee to provide the sample as well!

Hopefully retired b4 collection begins!
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Probably.
In principle, Yes. In practice, No, because chances are it won't be properly administered.
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Old Jan 19th 2011, 10:40 am
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Where will they find their 10 million victims?
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isn't the entire population of the UAE 7 million?
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Residents in the UAE will soon be subject to DNA tests under a Dh4 billion police project involving the collection of 10 million DNA samples as part of efforts to combat crime, according to a senior police officer.

The project initially targets 20,000 samples to be stored in a police data base before a nation-wide campaign is launched to collect 10 million samples in the next few years, said Colonel Ahmed Al Marazouki, director of the DNA data base centre at the Abu Dhabi police.

"Within a year, police institutions will start gathering DNA samples from all nationals and residents in the UAE to be stored in a data centre as part of the federal DNA Database Project," he told a conference in the capital on Monday.

"The eventual target is 10 million samples but initially we will collect 20,000 samples from certain groups on a trial basis...the cost of this project is estimated at around Dh4 billion and it will contribute to saving time and effort for criminal experts in detecting crime and identifying criminals...we could also benefit from it in identifying dead bodies and accident victims."

Marzouki did not make clear whether the DNA would be linked to visa renewal for expatriate but said the project would be linked to the national ID card.


More here: http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm?id=ZA...emailmarketing


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Well if they can't even bring ID cards into effect I fail to see how they can do this. Bearing in mind how long it woul d take and how often people arrive / leave.
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Over the years I have tried to donate as many DNA samples as possible around the world...I for one applaud this new collection initiative by the (hopefully female) police.
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