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DNA Shoah Project to Use Gene Codes Forensics Software to Identify Holocaust Remains

NEW YORK, June 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Gene Codes Forensics said today that the DNA Shoah project will use its M-FISys DNA matching software to help identify victims of the Holocaust in World War II.


The DNA Shoah, announced at the recent Human Genome Organization meeting in Helsinki, Finland, aims to establish a genetic database to help identify Holocaust victims using forensic laboratory techniques and DNA profiles of living survivors and their immediate relatives.


Gene Codes Forensics, a subsidiary of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based bioinformatics firm Gene Codes, originally developed M-FISys to identify human remains recovered from the WorldTradeCenter in New York after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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