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DNA Technology Regulation Bill referred to parliamentary standing committee

The bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkiah Naidu.

Sources in the Lok Sabha Secretariat said the bill that seeks to control the use and application of the DNA technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons, including offenders, victims, suspects and under-trials, was passed by the Lok Sabha in July this year.

Our Correspondent reports that the bill provides for the establishment of DNA data banks at the national and regional levels.