Monday, May 02, 2011

DNA Tests Confirm that Osama bin Laden Dead; DNA Compared with Sister's Brain

It's (even more) official:  Osama bin Laden is dead and we've got both his body and his DNA to confirm it.
More from the Telegraph:
When his sister, who has not been named, died from brain cancer several years ago in Boston the FBI immediately subpoenaed her body so that it could later be used to identify the al-Qaeda leader if he was caught, it was claimed. 
The brain was preserved and tissue and blood samples taken from it were used to compile a DNA profile, ABC News reported. 
The tissue sample was reportedly then matched to the DNA of the man shot dead by US troops in a raid on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. 
He was shot in the head and chest by US Navy seals in a firefight in the compound, which had been monitored by the CIA for months. 
US officials confirmed that the body had been identified by a DNA test conducted in Afghanistan. He was later buried at sea.
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