Line In The Sand | Jul 30, 2013 | 27:30

Innocent until proven guilty: Mapping killer DNA and protecting the accused's anonymity

Is peering into the genetic make-up of a mass killer like Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza a useful idea? And later, should alleged rapists get anonymity until and only if convicted?

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