By Ben Butkus

Three days after President Barack Obama announced that US Special Forces had killed Osama Bin Laden, government officials have yet to disclose details on the DNA testing that resulted in a "99.9 percent" identity match, and it remains unclear whether they will choose to at all.

Yet the rapid DNA test results, combined with facial recognition techniques, verbal identification by one of Bin Laden's wives, and other evidence played an integral role in proving that the body was indeed his.

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