Daily Archives: May 3, 2011

Japan police plan DNA database to identify tsunami dead

Associated Free Press Japan
TOKYO — Japanese police are to set up a DNA database to help identify the bodies of those killed in the March earthquake and tsunami, reports said Tuesday.

DNA means we’re 99.9% certain it’s him, says U.S. (as the conspiracy theories start to roll in)

…Dr Frederick Bieber, a medical geneticist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told the LA Times that it was possible for DNA analysis to be done quickly, particularly if profiles of relatives had already been analysed…