New DNA technology approved to identify 9/11 remains, report shows

NEW YORK – Cutting-edge DNA technology will be used to analyze the remains of more than 1,100 victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center that have yet to be identified.

Newsday reported in late August that the New York City medical examiner’s office has been approved to use the forensic method known as Next Generation Sequencing, which is already being used by the Department of Defense to identify remains from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Thousands of human remains from Sept. 11 have yet to be identified because they’re too damaged and

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