The New York City medical examiner is spearheading an effort to identify missing persons by matching DNA from that person or a family member to unidentified remains, the Associated Press reports. It adds that thousands of DNA samples have been given to the medical examiner's office over the past 10 years, leading to the identification of about 50 people.

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