NEW YORK (AP) — Cutting-edge DNA technology will be used to analyze the remains of more than 1,100 victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. Newsday reports the New York City medical examiner’s office has been approved to use the new forensic method known as Next Generation Sequencing. It’s already being used by the Department of Defense to identify remains from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Thousands of human remains from Sept. 11 haven’t been identified yet because they’re too degraded to be analyzed by conventional methods.
Photo: Tribute in Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah)