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Last week I noted a highly controversial plan by the UK Border Agency to begin using DNA and isotope testing to help determine the geographical origins of refugees, for use in making decisions about whether or not to grant asylum.  A reader has just pointed me to this recent post on ScienceInsider indicating an apparent…

ScienceInsider reports that plans by the UK Border Agency to employ DNA and isotope testing to test the origins of asylum seekers are being met with outrage by scientists and refugee advocates. There’s not much information about the precise tests that will be employed, but what information has been made available has horrified a number…