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Killer Convicted, Using Dog DNA Database 97

lee1 writes "It turns out that the UK has a DNA database — for dogs. And this database was recently used to apprehend a South London gang member who used his dog to catch a 16-year-old rival and hold him while he stabbed him to death. The dog was also accidentally stabbed, and left blood at the scene. The creation of human DNA databases has led to widespread debates on privacy; but what about the collation of DNA from dogs or other animals?"

Comment Re:Leap Forward? (Score 1) 213

> Download the internet on their super-computer.

It is a question of how to organize that knowledge in a form to be fast to query, not to mention transforming natural language questions into queries, semantic search, score responses (and many other things that I don't know). Many of the Jeopardy clues are too hard to be solved by simple Google search because of different phrasing, words, semantics. And all this has to be done in matters of seconds!

Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.