NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Supporting the wishes of the Chinese government, the Beijing Genomics Institute of China has volunteered to test DNA samples of the dead and the relatives of missing foreigners in Thailand who perished in the tsunami that pummeled Southeast Asia last month.

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