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Extracting DNA Samples From the Dead Has Some Resting Uneasy



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"Extracting DNA Samples From the Dead Has Some Resting Uneasy."
USA Today, 1 December 98, 6D.
     An increasing number of funeral homes and cemeteries are
     collecting DNA samples from the dead to preserve a genetic
     record that could provide medical information to the families
     of the dead.  Some critics of the practice question whether
     taking DNA from people without getting their consent before
     they die is legal or ethical.