Our team is disheartened over the loss of federal protection for women’s reproductive rights afforded under Roe vs Wade. Our fetal remains policy is in place to ensure that CCGG will never participate in the identification of a woman who has suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth or exercised her reproductive rights. We call for other investigative genetic genealogy organizations to take the same actions today.
What types of DNA are used by investigative genetic genealogists to identify a person of interest in a criminal case or unidentified remains? The one that usually comes to mind is autosomal DNA, which is what most direct-to-consumer testing companies test. However, other lesser-known types of DNA can be beneficial in resolving a case more quickly. Below, we’ll go over the different types of DNA and how they can be helpful in our research.