Missing and stolen children can be difficult to identify—many have forgotten their families and even their own identity. Geneticist Jose Lorente is hoping to change that with a worldwide DNA testing program that has already matched 800 children with their families. The Science Show reports.
The remains will be transferred to the Commemorative Centre in Tuzla for DNA analysis and identification. Cengic added that remains of six other war victims were found in the same area last year.
The Saudi government has finally taken the help of forensic experts to identify the remains of two youths who averted a major terror attack by Isis at a Shia mosque in Dammam last Friday
A group of Madison-based scientists is forming a team to find the remains of long-lost World War II veterans and bring them home for proper burial.
If private fundraising goals are met, the Missing In Action Recovery and Identification Project would meld the skills of UW-Madison scholars of history, genetic analysis and archeology.
UPDATE (WKOW) — About 1,400 families in Wisconsin are among the tens of thousand across the country who never got closure after losing a loved one in World War II.
The U.S. military has revealed that it intends to exhume the remains of unknown Pearl Harbor heroes for DNA identification.
Officials announced on Tuesday plans to identify the remains of nearly 388 marines and sailors who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941. These unidentified individuals from the USS Oklahoma were buried as unknowns after the World War II.
BURLINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (LH: NYSE) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Bode Cellmark Forensics (Bode Cellmark), a member of the LabCorp Specialty Testing Group, is cooperating with the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus in its mission of exhumation, identification, and return of remains of missing persons in Cyprus. The CMP in Cyprus is a bi-communal body established in 1981 by agreement between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities under the auspices of the United Nations, to determine the fate of persons reported missing due to inter-communal conflict. To date, the CMP has identified more than 570 individuals. Bode Cellmark began issuing DNA kinship match reports to the CMP in November 2014.
The remains of yet another migrant were reported recently in Brooks County, Texas, a county bordering Mexico. That was the 17th dead body found in that county in the first two months of 2015. Sadly, that’s not really news. Hundreds of undocumented migrants are found dead along the southern U.S. border each year, and many are buried without identification. What is surprising is that most are from Central America – not Mexico.
Mexico asked Innsbruck Medical University scientists to retest human remains recovered in the country’s south after a first round of DNA analysis failed to determine whether they belonged to more than 40 students missing since September.
As the Pentagon seeks to recover 27,000 missing American war dead, it may turn away from Hawaii — where much of that government effort has been centered — and to private organizations to outsource some research, recovery and identifications.
TUZLA, Bosnia – Bosnia was still digging up the bones of its own when those of others began arriving in boxes from the tsunami-struck shores of Southeast Asia a decade ago.
ACROSS Spain, volunteer teams of archaeologists, anthropologists and forensic scientists head out every year on expeditions to dig for suspected mass graves — a legacy of Spain’s fascist past.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – A Bosnia-based commission that has pioneered a DNA-based system to find and identify the remains of people missing in conflicts and natural disasters will become a permanent global body helping track down millions of missing around the world.
Syafinaz Hasnan, the sister of flight attendant Mohd Hazrin Hasnan, who was among the 12 crew members on board the ill-fated flight that went missing on March 8, said this was announced during the two-hour briefing session held at the MAS Academy in Kelana Jaya last night. “They said we now need to provide our DNA samples to the authorities for safekeeping and in case they found the wreckage or remains.
Reuters) – Austrian forensics experts who helped solve the mystery of Russia’s murdered imperial family could soon shed light on the apparent massacre of 43 Mexican students through analysis of the tiniest of DNA fragments from badly burned remains.