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DNA Technology Regulation Bill

Current context: The DNA Technology Regulation Bill has been referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee for examination on 19th October 2019.
DNA Technology Regulation Bill 
  • The bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology and Environment and Forests.
  • The bill seeks to control the use and application of the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology for establishing the identity of missing persons, suspects, offenders, victims and under-trials.
  • The intended purpose of the bill is to expand the application of DNA-based forensic technologies to support and strengthen the justice delivery system of the country, like solving crimes and to identify missing persons etc.
  • The proposed Bill will give a fillip to the development of a uniform code of practices in all laboratories involved in DNA testing throughout the country.
  • The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha on 8th July 2019.
  • The key components of this Bill include:
    1. Establishment of a DNA Regulatory Board
    2. Accreditation of DNA laboratories undertaking DNA testing, analysing, etc.
    3. Establishment of the National and Regional DNA Data Banks, for forensic investigations

Question: 

Q.1 The key components of the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill include?
a. Establishment of a DNA Regulatory Board
b. Accreditation of DNA laboratories undertaking DNA testing, analysing, etc.
c. Establishment of the National and Regional DNA Data Banks, for forensic investigations
d. All the above
DNA Technology Regulation Bill DNA Technology Regulation Bill Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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