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Sorensen Genomics, Pacific Rim Consulting Donate DNA-Testing Services to Identify Thai Tsunami Victims

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (GenomeWeb News) - Sorensen Genomics and Pacific Rim Consulting have been identifying victims of the tsunami in Thailand, the Salt Lake City-based companies said today.


Both companies have been donating their services to collect tissue and dental samples from tsunami victims and perform DNA analyses to identify them.


At present, Sorenson Genomics is performing DNA analyses on hundreds of the most difficult victims to be identified. In total, Sorenson might provide up to $1.5 million worth of testing services.

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