Predicting an exciting new line of political attack

That’s Joseph Fritzl there, the Austrian who just plead guilty to ugly stuff.

Increasingly, as DNA testing costs come down, ordinary folks are having their DNA tested to see how closely linked they might be to Churchill or Bruce Springsteen or Jesus or Jimmy Hoffa or whomever.  Add those growing DNA data-bases to all the others already filed away and others that will arise out of perfectly benign scientific and health research.

How long will it be, do you think, before those data bases become complete enough and accessible enough such that political operatives will search out, for example, how closely related a character like Fritzl above is to someone running for office?


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