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Mar 12, 2011 Deseret News
New DNA test developed at Salt Lake lab could help solve 'cold cases'

Alex Cabrero

Inside an ordinary beige brick building off West Temple and about 2500 South, technology is being developed that could help police departments across the country crack "cold cases."

This building is home to Sorenson Forensics, where an ancestry DNA test has been created to help police investigators better identify, or eliminate, possible suspects.

"This really is brand new stuff," said Lars Mouritsen, chief scientific officer for Sorenson Forensics. "There are some other tests that have been developed that are similar in some respects, but none of those really are focused for the forensics industry."

It's a test that has been in the works for the past few years.

Using genetic samples, Mouritsen's team can get a better idea of what someone may look like.

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