Police can obtain DNA samples from genetic testing companies

With a warrant, police can request DNA samples from companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe when it is needed for a a judicial investigation.
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With a warrant, police can request DNA samples from companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe when it is needed for a a judicial investigation.

Elizabeth Koh is a state government reporter in the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times’ Tallahassee bureau, where she covers state politics and policy. A Brown University graduate, she has also covered local politics for the Washington Post and national politics for the Dallas Morning News’ D.C. bureau.