Video trailer (in English) on the process for family reference sample provision for missing migrant investigations

Published January 2022
This English-language video trailer for migrant advocates and migrant families describes the process for family reference sample provision for missing migrant investigations. The trailer was created by the Developing Resources for DNA Testing at the Border: BorderDNA Working Group (view "Products" tab for more resources).

Video (in English) on the process for family reference sample provision for missing migrant investigations

Published December 2021
This English-language video for migrant advocates and migrant families describes the process for family reference sample provision for missing migrant investigations. The video was created by the Developing Resources for DNA Testing at the Border: BorderDNA Working Group (view "Products" tab for more resources).

Video trailer (in English) on the process for DNA collection from migrant detainees for CODIS

Published February 2022
This English-language video trailer for migrant advocates and migrant families describes the process for DNA collection from migrant detainees for CODIS. The trailer was created by the Developing Resources for DNA Testing at the Border: BorderDNA Working Group (view "Products" tab for more resources).

Video trailer (in English) on the process for DNA testing at the border to verify family relationship claims

Published February 2022 
This English-language video trailer for migrant advocates and migrant families describes the process for DNA testing at the border to verify family relationship claims. The trailer was created by the Developing Resources for DNA Testing at the Border: BorderDNA Working Group (view "Products" tab for more resources).

Ancestry and Identity in the Genomic Age

It is increasingly possible for individuals to learn about their genetic ancestry through low-cost DNA tests marketed to consumers. Ancestry tests are nuanced, and the results are subject to limitations. Still, these tests can yield results that are surprising, or, warmly welcomed and might fill in missing pieces of a family story. Students are asked to consider multiple perspectives as they shape their own views on this subject.

Migrant DNA: Context, Ethics and Legal Issues

This ELSI Friday Forum considers the ethical, social, and legal implications of the diverse applications of DNA technologies that impact migrants entering or resident in the United States. When migrating family members go missing or a body is found along a migration route, familial DNA testing may be used for identification. The Department of Homeland Security also uses rapid DNA testing to verify biological relationships between parents and children in immigration custody, with the expressed goal of detecting child trafficking and immigration fraud.

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