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DNA molecules used to ID patients


Last updated 4/12/2007 at Noon

The use of DNA molecules has been used by law enforcement agencies to identify individuals, and the technology is also now being used by clinical pathologists to match medical samples with patients and explain discrepancies.

Dr. James Wisecarver of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which is located in Omaha, gave a presentation on molecular-based identification at the March 29 Introductory Molecular Pathology session of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology annual meeting March 24-30 in San Diego. “Human Identification Using Molecular Methods” included background...

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