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Libya: ICMP Submits 95 DNA Match Reports on Bin Jawad Mass Grave to Libyan Authorities

Tripoli – Sarajevo, 16 March, 2013 – The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) announced Saturday that it has submitted 95 new DNA match reports to Libyan authorities to expedite identification efforts. 15 more words

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Sweden joins European DNA data-sharing system

From the summer of 2013, Swedish police will be able to access other European Union nations’ DNA databases – a move which is expected to speed up international crime investigations.

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DNA Identification of Human Remains Obtained from a Tiger Shark

From Profiles in DNAOn September 4, 2010, a local investment banker caught a 12-foot tiger shark while on a deep-sea fishing trip off the coast of New Providence, Bahamas. 47 more words

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New DNA evidence dates origin of man to 340,000 years ago

An article released by the American Journal of Human Genetics on March 7, 2013, dates the origin of modern humans to at least 340,000 years ago.

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KC police chief recognizes crime lab worker for DNA efforts

Kansas City police were able to arrest Derek Richardson last month in connection with the deaths of two women who worked as prostitutes partly because of police employees like Jennifer Howard, who toiled behind the scenes.

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DNA Analysis Finds Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

A newly discovered Y chromosome places the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage more 100,000 years before the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

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Richard III project: DNA pioneer Leicester University led the way on identification

LONDON — Leicester, the university that led the effort to identify the remains of English King Richard III, is an appropriate institution to carry out such a remarkable piece of DNA investigation. 28 more words

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