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NBC News reports U.S. law enforcement has seen its ability to solve cold cases become even more difficult after genealogy website GEDmatch revised its privacy policy. The website went from allowing law enforcement access to its database without user permission to giving users the chance to opt out of such searches and use. The number of genetic profiles available to law enforcement went from "more than 1 million to zero" after the policy change, according to the report. "There are cases that won’t get solved or will take longer to solve," Florida Department of Law Enforcement Chief of Forensic Services Lori Napolitano said.
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