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Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing, Fiscal Year 2013

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $800,000)

UNTCHI provides access to DNA technology for the analysis of unidentified human remains, family reference samples, and direct reference samples. All eligible DNA profiles are entered into the FBI's CODIS v. 7.0 databases and routinely searched at the local, state and national levels. Forensic Anthropological examinations are also available to enhance identifications. Training and educational services are provided to increase the utilization of both UNTCHI and NamUs. Funding will allow UNTCHI to continue providing these services throughout the United States to families with a missing loved one, law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners. Over a 12 month period, UNTCHI has the capacity to analyze approximately 1,000 unidentified person samples and 2,500 family reference samples.


Date Created: September 12, 2013