Missing person DNA databank up and running after years of delays

After years of delays, Canada’s national DNA databank has been expanded to include DNA from missing persons across the country. It will also include DNA profiles from relatives and unidentified human remains. Regulators say the long delay in setting up the databank was to deal with privacy and technical issues around the collection and use of DNA.

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