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DNA could reveal your surname

This seems quite crazy, but if it works it seems like it would be quite a tool for law enforcement.

Scientists at the world-leading Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester – where the revolutionary technique of genetic fingerprinting was invented by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys- are developing techniques which may one day allow police to work out someone’s surname from the DNA alone.