Human Rights and DNA: Large Scale Identification of the Missing

22oct5:30 pm7:30 pmHuman Rights and DNA: Large Scale Identification of the Missing


Michelle Winn Conference Room (47-215), Carmichael Bldg, Duke University

300 N. Duke St., Durham, NC


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

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Join Thomas Parsons, PhD and Duke-NCSU Science, Ethics, Identity, and Human Rights (SEIHR) for a lecture on the use of DNA in mass identification.

Dr. Thomas Parsons supervises the identification of missing individuals applying forensic archaeology, anthropology, pathology, and high-throughput DNA analysis. These processes are integrated in a “DNA-led” approach to mass identification, involving large scale comparison of profiles from families of the missing to profiles recovered from skeletal remains, that has been instrumental in the identification of over 20,000 individuals.

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Funded by the Kenan Collaboratory Fund through the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

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