Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Crime-busting cat DNA database

First human, then dog DNA is stored on central databases - and now it's cats. What next - the family budgie?

"The UK's first database of cat DNA is to be published and enhanced so it can be used in future crime investigations. The database was created by the University of Leicester for a police investigation into the death of a Hampshire man. Cat hairs were found on a curtain wrapped around the dismembered torso of David Guy on Southsea beach last July. The DNA database helped convict the cat's owner, David Hilder, of manslaughter last month. It was the first time cat DNA had been used in a criminal trial in the UK."

Do you remember the police asking your permission to store a sample of your pet's DNA? That's funny....

1 comment:

Keep it clean.....