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Using Genetic Genealogy To Identify Unknown Crime Victims, Sometimes Decades Later

DNA combined with the study of family history has been used to solve high-profile cold cases such as the Golden State Killer. Now, volunteers are using the technique to identify crime victims.

As the economy boomed, emissions rose sharply in 2018. Shipping was one source of the increase. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Once Again On The Rise

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A bag to collect forensic evidence is seen as the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner hosts a demonstration of technology that allows them to test degraded DNA samples. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Using Genetic Genealogy To Identify Unknown Crime Victims, Sometimes Decades Later

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President Harry S. Truman speaks during a television address from the Oval Office in 1947. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Opts For Gravitas Of The Oval Office As He's In Need Of A Game-Changing Moment

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a press conference with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, and Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., to introduce legislation on expanding background checks for gun sales at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Democrats Pledge Passage Of Expanded Gun Background Checks Bill

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