Anti-Terrorism DNA Database

Anti-Terrorism DNA Database

Terrorism has become the most prominent threat to global security nowadays. On January 7, 2015, the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo in Paris was attacked by terrorists, resulting in 12 deaths. On the night of November 13 of the same year, a series of terrorist attacks took place in Paris, France, killing at least 132 people. On March 15, 2019, two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand was attacked by a gunner, resulting in 50 deaths and 50 injuries. Terrorist attacks are deemed to have seriously endangered people's lives and put people in danger.


Terrorist attacks

The visualisation below shows the annual number of terrorist attacks globally and by country.




Fatalities from terrorist attacks

The visualisation below shows the annual number of recorded fatalities from terror-related attacks. Reported fatalities are inclusive of deaths from both victims and perpetrators.





Injuries from terrorist attacks

The visualisation below shows the annual number of recorded non-fatal injuries from terror-related attacks. Reported injuries are inclusive of both victims and perpetrators.





Terrorism fatalities by region



Therefore, actively utilizing advanced scientific and technological means to combat violent and terrorist crimes more effectively has become the focus of attention and research all over the world.


With the rapid development of DNA detection technology and the increasing sensitivity of detection, trace DNA evidence and anti-terrorism DNA databases are playing increasingly important roles in all aspects.


As early as more than a decade ago, the United States has begun the construction of a counter-terrorism database. DNA samples of thousands of suspected terrorists from Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere have been collected and preserved in a little-known U.S. government database that is intended for forensic intelligence and counter-terrorism purposes. As of 2005, seven thousand detainee samples had been processed into the Joint Federal Agencies Antiterrorism DNA Database. 


Other countries like Kuwait is also ready to strengthen national security measures. On July 2, 2015, the Kuwaiti parliament passed a bill requiring mandatory DNA testing nationwide and a comprehensive database to help the national security department quickly identify extremists. Under the Act, the Kuwaiti Ministry of the Interior needs to establish a database containing information on 1.3 million Kuwaitis and 2.9 million foreign settlers. The bill also stipulates that anyone who violates the relevant requirements will be imprisoned for 1 year and will receive a fine of 33,000 US dollars (about 200,000 yuan). Those who provide fake DNA samples face a penalty of 7 years in prison. It is believed that, the Kuwaiti government will establish a $400 million (about 2.48 billion yuan) contingency fund to implement the law.


Establishing an anti-terrorism DNA database to control the entry of extremists and monitor suspected terrorists is deemed to be one of the most powerful means to prevent terrorist attacks. Superbio provides care-free and cost-effective one-stop solutions to anti-terrorism DNA database construction, our service scope covers equipment configuration, reagents and consumables supply, laboratory co-construction, personnel training, etc. Being a deep worker soaking in genetic industry for over 10 years, Superbio deserves your trust.