Classifications are a boon and bane and a basic bone of contention in law. With the advent of DNA matching and new knowledge of the human genome, significant problems that exist in other areas of law are exacerbated. The use of even accurate classifications may generate substantial discrimination in the realms of privacy and personal freedom.
Aviam Soifer and Miriam Wugmeister,
Mapping and Matching DNA: Several Legal Complications of Accurate Classifications,
22 Hastings Const. L.Q. 1
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