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China is setting up a national DNA database to help trace missing children, as the authorities struggle to tackle people trafficking.
By the end of the month, a network of more than 200 DNA centres is due to be operational.
Thousands of children in China are stolen or sold each year.
Correspondents say the children of migrant workers are usually targeted. They are traded for a few hundred dollars and few are ever found.
At the moment, only 32 provincial DNA labs and 11 urban labs are connected. But the Ministry of Public Security says all 236 DNA labs in China wil
Originally posted by TheAssociate
I forget which, but one state in the US has been keeping blood samples taken from newborns that were supposed to be destroyed. I think we may already have something similar to this database going on here, but being kept very quiet.