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.