It is not known how often law enforcement agencies have turned to FDP as part of an attempt to identify an unknown suspect or victim; some reports claim that the method has been used in several hundred cases since it was developed in the early 2000s. To create awareness of this technology and to stimulate scholarship, we have begun to document on this site as many of these cases as possible.
All the accounts below are based on publicly-available sources, including newspaper accounts and academic articles, although not all the sources used are freely available online. We note when our account is based on only one source.
One of the goals of the Forensic DNA Ethics Project is to collect information on the use of FDP in law enforcement settings. If you know of additional cases in which FDP has been used or considered, or of additional information relevant to the use of FDP in a particular case discussed below, please let us know by using the Contribute box on any page.
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To help examine the potential benefits and problems associated with using genetic identification technologies in law enforcement, the Forensic DNA Ethics project is actively seeking the participation ...
If you know of a case in which forensic DNA phenotyping was used other than those included on our site, please tell us about it!
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Is forensic DNA phenotyping regulated?
We are collecting references for papers, reports, conference presentations, or abstracts that report findings relevant to FDP. Our intent is to periodically publish an annotated bibliography that trac ...