9/11 victim identification: 17 years later, largest forensic investigation in US history continues
from USA Today
The bone had been cleaned, cut, pulverized, chemically treated and incubated five times before it produced enough DNA for a positive identification. The first two attempts were nonstarters. Forensic scientists with the Bode Technology Group in Virginia, where New York City sent many unidentified human remains in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center, failed twice in 2002 to extract clear, liquid DNA that could generate a profile.
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