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The Verge - All Posts
The DNA technique that caught the Golden State Killer is more powerful than we thought
This April, police solved down a decades-old mystery — the identity of the Golden State Killer — with a previously unused DNA technique. Searching for a sample match in existing databases turned up nothing, but a search through a public DNA database located 10 to 15 possible distant relatives, which let police narrow down a suspect list and ultimately gave them the lead they needed.
It was a new technique at the time, but after the high-profile success, that technique has proved to be one of...

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