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Geneticists Expected to Study Sandy Hook Elementary Shooter’s DNA

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For what may be the first time, geneticists are expected to be looking for abnormalities or mutations in Adam Lanza’s DNA. Lanza was the shooter who carried out the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

The Connecticut Medical Examiner, H. Wayne Carver, has asked the University of Connecticut’s geneticists to conduct the study

According to a spokesman for the University, Tom Green, says they are  “willing to give any assistance they can.” Green also stated that he could not give details on the project.

Geneticists who are not involved with this particular study believe they will be looking for some sort of mutation and abnormality in Lanza’s DNA that could have increased Lanza’s violent behavior.

Some feel that a study like this could lead to discrimination towards people who have the same genetic characteristics. What do you think? Does the study concern you or do you believe that it could help and possibly prevent such violence in the future.


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