Genetic and isotopic analysis and the UK Border Agency
D Balding, M Weale, M Richards, M Thomas
Significance | Published : 2010
Can DNA analysis really be used to screen asylum seekers by identifying their country of origin? The immigration authority apparently believed so, and almost put such a scheme into immediate action - without, it seems, consulting academic scientists on the matter. David Balding, Michael Weale, Michael Richards and Mark Thomas examine a worrying story. © 2010 The Royal Statistical Society.