NYT profiles Spanish scientist using DNA to find missing children

August 4, 2012

Suzanne Daley, writing for the New York Times, profiles José A. Lorente, a Spanish expert in forensic genetics whose work has helped families worldwide find their missing children:

He has made headlines around the world helping to identify the remains of Christopher Columbus and Simón Bolívar, and bodies found in mass graves in Chile and elsewhere. But along the way he has also managed to persuade officials in 16 countries — including Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Thailand — to begin building DNA databanks that can identify and reunite missing children with their families.

Read the whole piece here.