The NDNADEG was established in 2007 as an advisory non-departmental public body to provide independent advice to ministers and the National DNA Database Strategy Board on ethical issues concerning the operation of the National DNA Database.
The NDNADEG considered a number of important issues during 2016, including:
- the use of next generation sequencing technologies
- a pilot project on the international exchange of DNA
- the development of a set of high level ethical principles for stakeholders
- the retention and use of custody images
- the role of forensics in achieving criminal justice outcomes
- developments in rapid DNA and Y-Short Tandem Repeat technologies
- ground-truth databases
- DNA paternity testing for child maintenance cases
This is the final report of the NDNADEG, which was replaced by the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) on 20 July 2017.