Biotech is one of the biggest things of the century. Scientists argue that with a DNA databank, genetic research and therapy will be accelerated and people suffering devastating diseases such as sporatic CJD, adenoleukodystrophy (ALD) etc. etc. can be cured and the rest of their families be prevented from passing of the defective gene to future generations. The police force argue in favour it as well because it facilitates the process of linking suspects with crimes and also conserves resources. But what about the moral and ethical implications of a DNA databank? Just how safe is your DNA? And what will they do with it? What if the insurance companies got their hands on it - how would families with members prone to diseases like Huntington's ever hope to find coverage? If the business world got their hands on it, it could start refusing people for jobs based on their genetic profile. The list goes on and on. But what it comes down to is that your DNA is still ultimately a part of you and who gets to do what with it stands as an issue over all the benefits. Are you willing to sacrifice personal autonomy over a part of you for the greater good of society (Utalitarians say - yes)? Discuss your thoughts and other issues that may arise here.