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DNA: A New Way to Identify Victims - 2001-09-25

The heat of the fire at the World Trade Center on September 11 and the violence of the buildings' subsequent collapse were so great that very few corpses have been discovered intact amid the wreckage.

Psychologists agree that the identification of the dead and the dignified disposal of their remains are important steps in the healing process for their survivors. In New York, VOA's Adam Phillips filed this report on how DNA testing is being used to identify the victims.

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