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Thermo Fisher will no longer sell DNA kits in Tibet

American biotech company Thermo Fisher will no longer sell its DNA identification kits and equipment in Tibet in response to…

Oct 26, 2023

Thermo Fisher DNA identifiers at issue in call for new China sanctions

A special U.S. Congressional commission is urging the departments of Commerce, State and Treasury to restrict the export of DNA…

Feb 7, 2023

The promise of surveillance profits outweighs sanctions for U.S. and China firms

If there are pressure campaigns or government sanctions capable of dissuading China from its expansionist biometric surveillance policies, they have…

Jul 20, 2021

DNA biometrics advance with FBI approval for Thermo Fisher Scientific, new partnership

Law enforcement booking stations in the United States have a new tool to automatically process, upload and search DNA biometrics…

Jun 14, 2021

China easily gets around US biometrics bans in Uyghur region — report

It is illegal and unethical for U.S. firms to sell DNA sequencers to police in China’s Xinjiang territory, yet according…

Jun 19, 2020

U.S. DNA firm Thermo Fisher reportedly still helping China tamp unrest, crime

Researchers in Australia allege that biometric technology from a U.S. firm is still being used in China to indiscriminately catalog…

Mar 1, 2019

Thermo Fisher and American genetics expert awaken to misuse of DNA technology by China

Yale University geneticist Dr. Kenneth Kidd, who along with Thermo Fisher Scientific provided China’s government with the materials it needed…

Feb 12, 2018

U.S. Senator expresses concerns to Thermo Fisher Scientific over DNA sequencer sales to China

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has asked Thermo Fisher Scientific to explain its role as supplier of DNA sequencing equipment to…

Dec 14, 2017

China expands biometric collection program in Xinjiang

Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are gathering DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans and blood types from all residents between ages…

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