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Subject: Re: [DNA] Saddam's DNA
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 14:40:14 EST
In a message dated 12/14/03 8:36:20 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> I wonder if they didn't already have his kin's blood type, etc. lined up
> such an event? This is not so far-fetched. OR possibly they rigged up a
> "quickie" DNA test that would work....since they did specify "a DNA" match.
I'm sure they were ready to go at the drop of a hat, and that they had
multiple sources for Saddam's DNA profile, whether it was obtained in some
clandestine fashion or constructed from close kin. It just didn't seem like there was
enough time to amplify and process Saddam's DNA, but I've now seen some updates
to the timetable. He may have been in captivity longer than I guessed from
the early news releases.
Ann Turner - GENEALOGY-DNA List Administrator
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