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INTERPOL unveils new global database to identify missing persons through family DNA

Using cutting-edge technology, I-Familia can help police close cold cases and families to rebuild their lives. Family members’ DNA profiles can be compared to that of an unidentified body or human remains through what is known as DNA kinship matching. This method is often used when a direct sample from the missing person – from a prior medical sample or a personal item such as a toothbrush – is not available.


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