Consumer DNA databases, like FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch, have opened up new avenues for law enforcement investigators to identify people suspected of committing serious crimes. But the new technique raises privacy concerns.
D.C. became the first jurisdiction in the nation to offer a non-binary gender option on drivers licenses. The policy change allows Washingtonians who don’t identify as either male or female to pick a gender-neutral ‘X’ instead of an ‘M’ or ‘F.’ While the new policy has been planned for months, it raises practical questions about how society at large can include gender non-conforming residents in a world that assigns gender from birth. Kojo explores these questions of identity, security and inclusion with Washingtonians who helped implement the policy and may be affected by it.
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