The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has partnered with Netherlands-based Radboud University Nijmegen and its spin-out Smart Research BV on a programme which will help identify people based on their relatives’ DNA.

The programme, called Bonaparte, is both able to identify victims and suspects by linking DNA to relatives. It has already had success in doing so, such as in the 2010 Tripoli airplane crash and in 2012 with identifying the killer of Dutch woman Marianne Vaatstra, who died in…

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