Policy ForumPUBLIC HEALTH

DNA Identification After Conflict or Disaster

Science  13 Sep 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6151, pp. 1178-1179
DOI: 10.1126/science.1238085

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Via your Institution

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Summary

Over the last 30 years, DNA profiling has been used to identify human remains that are so badly damaged, comingled, or decayed that they might otherwise have been lost to history (1). Despite growing recognition of the importance of forensic identification to promote the welfare and rights of survivors of large-scale conflict or natural disaster, access to it is often piecemeal and ad hoc.

Related Content