Guidance

Next generation sequencing technologies: ethical considerations

Describes the ethical issues surrounding the use of next generation sequencing technologies (NGS) in criminal investigations.

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Ethical dimensions of the application of next generation sequencing technologies to criminal investigations

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In this document, we provide an outline of the next generation sequencing technologies that are likely to become available in the next 10 years. We also map out some of the ethical challenges associated with the application of these technologies for forensic purposes.

Published 16 March 2017