NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice today announced the awarding the University of South Florida $423,528 to use DNA technology in the investigation of unidentified children whose bodies were found buried in unmarked graves.

Under the project at USF led by Erin Kimmerle, investigators will use DNA testing to investigate missing and unidentified children between the ages of six and 18 who died under unexplained circumstances and were buried in unmarked graves at the former Arthur Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla.

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