During INTERPOL's 6th International DNA User's Conference in Lyon, France, Tim Schellberg, president of the American based firm Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs (GTH-GA) announced the launch of the Forensic DNA World Map Project (WMP), a division of GTH-FA's DNAResource.com, which monitors development in forensic DNA policy. WMP's main purpose is to provide forensic scientists, criminal justice professionals and lawmakers in countries yet to establish DNA databases access to the policy, legislative, legal and technical knowledge-base from the 33 countries that have preceded them. WMP users will be able to connect with forensic DNA databasing leaders throughout the world. Schellberg mentioned that: "Currently, 30% of the world's population resides in countries that have passed DNA database laws. Based on legislative discussions taking place globally, GTH-GA estimates this number will increase to 60% by 2015." For more information on the Forensic DNA World Map Project visit DNA Resource.
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