Biology Question #1793

charl mai, a 22 year old female from Vancouver, Canada asks on January 9, 2004,

Among the techniques that are being used to determine the identity of an unknown person, for instance: a person that is burnt or decayed long time ago, what is the best and most reliable to be used?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on January 26, 2004

While I'm not an expert at this, I suspect the answer is teeth and DNA.

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