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DNA Technology Helps Military Address IED Deaths

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DNA Technology Helps Military Address IED Deaths

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DNA Technology Helps Military Address IED Deaths

DNA Technology Helps Military Address IED Deaths

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Many combat deaths in Iraq are the result of improvised explosive device, or IED, explosions. Through DNA technology the military can make a complete accounting of the remains of soldiers killed by IEDs, but as Shannon Mullen found out, that process can sometimes take months.