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Combined STR VNTR and MVR Typing and mtDNA Sequencing, led to the Identification of Human Remains Emergent from the AMIA Explosion in Buenos Aires

  • D. Corach
  • A. Sala
  • G. Penacino
  • A. Sotelo
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 6)

Abstract

On July 18tth, 1994, the building of a Jewish Association (AMIA) was blown by a bomb in Buenos Aires. The attack resulted in more than 90 fatal and over 300 injured victims and the complete destruction of the building. A high number of fragmentary human remains were found. National authorities required us to characterize over 80 human remains and to identify victims by comparison with family groups searching for missing relatives.

Keywords

Human Remains Tandem Repeat Locus Gender Determination Profile Shift Short Tandem Repeat Typing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Corach
    • 1
  • A. Sala
    • 1
  • G. Penacino
    • 1
  • A. Sotelo
    • 2
  1. 1.Servicio. de Huellas Digitales GenéticasFac. de Farm, y Bioq. UBAArgentina
  2. 2.Cuerpo Médico Forense de la Justicia NacionalArgentina

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