A DNA sample can consist of blood, hair roots or a mouth swab, all of which contain the DNA of the individual. An analysis of the DNA sample is undertaken and a profile made, which will appear as a numeric code on the National DNA Database.
AND the difference is.. The McCanns working with Gamble and the Goverment to collect DNA for an abducted child....BUT either way the object was to collect DNA.
Child ID program offered Amber Alert
May 6, 2009
Parents can take their children to the gatehouse at the Maryland Correctional Training Center Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to participate in the Maryland Masonic Child ID Program (MdCHIP), according to a Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services press release. Families will leave with digital photographs, video, fingerprints, vital child information and an oral DNA swab. All but the DNA will be burned onto a compact disc that is compatible with the Amber Alert system should a child turn up missing, according to the release.