Recently the BBC news reported on Britain having a secret DNA databse: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4633918.stm Apparently 24,000 records are held for youths aged 10-18. The scandal around this seems to be more the fact that these teens were not convicted or even charged with anything. Apparently the UK's DNA database is the largest in the world. Well, the largest openly admitted to anyway. Now, I do not go in for conspiracy theories in general. But what are the consequences of a nation wide DNA database? Economically I guess it could be used to not insure people who have the DNA potential for certain illnesses etc. Or for an employer to refuse to employ someone for similar reasons. Any thoughts?