DNA has been in the news a lot lately. It started with the announcement that police had likely identified the Golden State Killer by using DNA matches to his DNA on Gedmatch. Now additional cases are using similar methods.
This weekend the New York Times published an article about five additional police cases. The article is Genealogists Turn to Cousins’ DNA and Family Trees to Crack Five More Cold Cases. For each case, DNA was extracted from a sample and uploaded to Gedmatch. Cousin matches led the researchers to the likely suspect, and DNA of the suspect (or a close family member) confirmed the research.
It is an exciting time to be a genetic genealogist.
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