Ethical considerations for DNA testing as a proxy for nationality

  title={Ethical considerations for DNA testing as a proxy for nationality},
  author={Valedie Oray and Sara Huston Katsanis},
  journal={Global Bioethics},
  pages={51 - 66}
ABSTRACT As nations strengthen borders and restrict refugee admissions, national security officials are screening for fraudulent nationality claims. One tool to investigate nationality claims is DNA testing, either for claimed relationships or for ancestral origins. At the same time, the plight of global statelessness leaves millions without documentation of their nationality, and DNA testing might be the only recourse to provide evidence of heritage or relationships. DNA testing has been used… 


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