Swab Out Crime is a Home Office funded project to establish a UK-specific Y-Chromosome reference database. It will be used to accurately quantify the likelihood of a crime stain matching a suspect's Y chromosome.
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The database will be created from samples donated by UK resident male volunteers. Samples are completely anonymous and no identifying data is gathered as part of the collection process.
UK Policing Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Paul Taylor with the FCN sampling team at Security & Policing Expo 2023