Daily Archives: September 14, 2013

After Disasters, DNA Science Is Helpful, But Often Too Pricey

Forensic Analyst ThailandHuman DNA is the ultimate fingerprint. A single hair can contain enough information to determine someone’s identity — a feature that’s been invaluable for identifying the unnamed casualties of natural disasters and war. But forensic scientists who use DNA say the technology isn’t always available where it’s most needed, like in poor countries, or in war zones like Syria.