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DNA Crime Lab Reunites Families

Richmond, California
07 July 2006

In an unprecedented international collaboration, California crime scientists are analyzing DNA from hundreds of families in El Salvador who are searching for their children, lost during the civil war that tormented that country for more than a decade. The violence took 75,000 lives and, in the chaos, thousands of children were put in orphanages and adoption centers. Many were adopted by families in the United States and Europe. The war ended in 1992, but its aftermath is now playing out in a California laboratory....

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