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Should governments create a DNA database of all citizens?

  1. PositronWildhawk profile image79
    PositronWildhawkposted 4 years ago

    Should governments create a DNA database of all citizens?

  2. Barbara Kay profile image90
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    No, I don't think so. Somehow, this feels like an invasion of privacy.

  3. conradofontanilla profile image82
    conradofontanillaposted 4 years ago

    That is virtually DNA fingerprinting. It is even more private than a signature or complete name. A DNA can be used for bad or for good, like matching for medication. Fingerprinting all citizens must be decided by Congress.
    It can discourage a criminal because DNA fingerprinting is used now in forensics. The first case of DNA fingerprinting was Collin Pitchfork, a sociopath, who raped and murdered two girls in England in 1980s. His DNA fingerprints confirmed that he was the culprit. He confessed to his crime even before the fingerprinting was completed.
    USA has CODIS that can distinguish a fingerprint from another in a population of at least a trillion people. I have a Hub on this.

  4. ieschiefengineer profile image62
    ieschiefengineerposted 4 years ago

    Everything have two ways one of them goes to accelerate the human process while other decelerate it. DNA database is same thing here.If government makes such kind of database it will create somewhat complicated situation. So I would like to suggest that before starting any kind of list government should make voting for it.

  5. barbat79 profile image75
    barbat79posted 4 years ago

    No I feel this is an infringement of our rights. 

    What would be gained by this?  Solving crimes? instead of a social security number?

    Solving crimes is a plus, but what if it turned into a massive frenzy over whos dna is best and what diseases could they carry?  What if it were decided that only certain dna was "good" dna.  A new way to discriminate!

    Dna can be planted and stolen more than a fingerprint or social security number...so no  no   No

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    Rayne123posted 4 years ago

    This is invasion of privacy. Our privacy is already manipulated to some degree.a wa

    The technology has become easier for humans to have more knowledge.

    this is a way to control, as the bible states......."mark of the beast"

  7. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 4 years ago

    I don't think the word 'should' will even come into it.  Lots of organizations would already be doing as much as they can towards collecting this sort of data anyway.  For example, the Insurance Companies.  Poor risks won't get coverage.  World-wide data collection will happen whether we like it or not.   I'd go further by saying that probably within the next forty to fifty years every person born on Planet Earth will probably have their DNA registered in a central computer bank.   Forget privacy!  It went out the window with the advent of the World Wide Web.

    Perhaps the Central Authority, whosover that might be, will attempt to keep the Central Files Secret.   It probably won't work.  So everyone who is interested and motivated enough will be able to find out about whoever they want to find out about.

    The downside is - if it is a downside - no privacy of our DNA and the interpretations and implications of DNA analysis.   The upside: With everyone's DNA registered the doors will open for the treating of countless inherited illnesses, or treatment to help those illnesses actually manifesting.

    Then we have the crime fighting aspect, the family-tree aspect.  I'd say the advantages will outweigh the disadvantanges.   It really repends upon how paranoid people are about keeping their secrets secret.   It will be very hard indeed to do so.

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      Rayne123posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right, this testing on us is already manifested. They already have way to much info on all humans. They do not need to add to it.

  8. VernalEquinox profile image77
    VernalEquinoxposted 4 years ago

    The is really no good reason for the government to have that kind of information on all citizens.  That information could easily become the subject of abuse and misuse.

  9. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Not only no, but HELL NO!!  We already have way too much down the road of "Big Brother" is watching.
    I've always said, "George Orwell was right--he just got the year wrong!"

    If you haven't read his book, go find a copy of the book "1984."  You'll see far too many parallels to things already happening, and a dark shadow of what can come if we stay on that path.

    READ THE BOOK--don't watch the movie.  It's nowhere near as good.

  10. Steel Engineer profile image88
    Steel Engineerposted 4 years ago

    Get ready to have your mind blown....
    First, what is their reason? It is nothing 99% of Americans know.
    They want to find the Aryans.
    You think you know who they are: blonde hair and blue eyes, right? Wrong.
    An Aryan is a person with a high percentage of dna from a time centuries ago when aliens interbred with humans. The offspring were 9 feet tall and taller. They were called the Nephilim.
    The men pushing this are in secret societies. The well-known ones are the Freemasons and Skull & Bones. Even the Knights Templar still exists. And, the Knights of Malta remain loyal to Rome. None of these are the civic societies they purport themselves to be.
    One Freemason, Joseph Smith, started a religion, Mormonism. That religion records everyone's lineage- to track the descendants of Nephilim.

  11. chenrong profile image69
    chenrongposted 4 years ago

    The case for a country putting together a DNA database of its citizens is debatable. For politically advanced countries with sound governments, such a program may bring with it more good than bad - that may be the view of most people. Nevertheless, such an important decision should not be undertaken by a few individuals; instead the matter should be the subject of a national debate. Generally speaking, people with nothing to hide should probably not have serious objections to their country having a forensic DNA database that may carry with it long-term benefits for humanity.