Sperm donors across the world are increasingly losing their anonymity due to commercial DNA databases. For the first time a donor child in the Netherlands managed to track down her biological father through one such database. She set up a foundation to help other children of anonymous donors do the same, the Volkskrant reports.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health wants to give the police and judiciary access to DNA material stored by hospitals for medical purposes, according to a proposal she posted online "for consultation". She wants the police to be able to use this DNA material to help solve serious crimes, the Volkskrant reports.
Almost 12 thousand criminal suspects managed to not give a DNA sample after being arrested. This mostly involves thieves and assaulters, but also dozens of murderers and rapists