UNT Health Science Center to Help Identify up to 20,000 Found in Libya’s Mass Graves

DNA HelixFORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — DNA experts at the UNT Health Science Center will help train Libyan scientists to analyze the remains of an estimated 20,000 people found in mass graves in Libya following the uprising of 2011 in an effort to identify them. The mass graves are thought to contain remains of people who went missing during the 42-year regime of Muammar Gaddafi. The identification work is expected to take several years.