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Fifty bodies of Bosnians killed in the Srebrenica genocide in 1995 arrived at the Potocari memorial centre where they will be finally laid to rest on the 27th anniversary of the Europe's worst massacre since the World War II.
The map of our DNA is finally complete. Here's why it matters
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How elephant DNA is being used to disrupt the ivory trade
A new study combines elephant DNA data and forensic evidence to map ivory trafficking operations across the African continent.
Finland: DNA test reveals true identity of mysterious Helsinki visitor
A DNA test of a young reindeer spotted on the streets of the Finnish capital -- an unusual occurrence in itself -- shows the visitor is even more rare than originally thought.
Sperm is being used to create an eco-friendly alternative to plastic
This DNA-based plastic requires less energy to create than other sustainable alternatives and is much easier to recycle.
Poo found in an Austrian mine shows we ate blue cheese 2,700 years ago
Having analysed the DNA in the preserved excrement, scientists were surprised to find Europeans were making blue cheese nearly 3,000 years ago.
Spanish woman sues after DNA test reveals baby swap mistake
The error was only realised after a DNA test revealed that one of the women was not the daughter of her presumed parents.
Tel Aviv plans to have a dog DNA register to clear up its poo problem
The Israeli city says its dog owners abandon 500 kg of mess on pavements every month. Now they're looking for a high-tech solution.
New tech could prevent biodiversity crisis using DNA analysis
The solution uses traces of genetic material in water samples to map species.
Researchers want to fight mass extinction by analysing DNA
Mapping biodiversity using DNA collected from rivers and wetlands around the world hopes to monitor the different species from bacteria to blue whales.
Italy? Spain? Poland? DNA tests probe Christopher Columbus' origins
The voyages of Christopher Columbus helped Europeans discover America, but the famous explorer’s own origins have long been a matter of controversy. But now scientists are hoping to shed light on them thanks to the latest advances in genetic technology.
Basque people 'have genetic continuity stretching back to Iron Age'
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Own wurst enemy: Burglar's sausage bite helps police finally trace him
German police say they have solved a nine-year-old burglary using DNA on a half-eaten piece of sausage.
Aid workers' sexual misconduct unveiled by researchers using DNA
Foreign aid workers who fathered children abroad are being revealed by using publicly available DNA databases. Test cases in the Philippines found men from Australia, Canada, the US and Britain had fathered children in the country while doing foreign aid work.