GOP Rep. Greg Steuerwald calls DNA collection for arrestees one of the greatest law enforcement tools available to help stop serial rapists and murderers.
Democratic Rep. Pat Bauer's bill would allow police to take DNA from anyone they arrest for a felony, rather than after conviction as current law allows.
Indiana law only allows DNA samples entered into the federal database if suspects are convicted of a felony.
The proposed bill would allow police to collect DNA off of anyone arrested for a felony.
In Indiana, police input an offender’s DNA for comparison in a national database only after conviction of a felony.
Geneticists are looking at famous internet cats, like Lil Bub, to see how their mutated genes could explain genes in humans.
Susan Walsh, an assistant professor at IUPUI, says a DNA computer program could help law enforcement narrow down suspects based on hair and eye color.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that naturally occurring, isolated genes cannot be patented, but those that have been altered can be protected.