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DNA Identification Laboratory

The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory provides worldwide scientific consultation, research and education services in the field of forensic DNA analysis is the only DOD Human Remains DNA testing laboratory, and is a key partner in helping identify the remains of service members from both current and past conflicts. 

Family Outreach Program

Since 1992, the DOD and the military Services have been actively collecting maternal family reference specimens from family members of military personnel whose remains have not been recovered or identified from Southeast Asia, Cold War incidents, Korea and World War II. The individual military Service Casualty Offices continue to seek family members to update their databases.

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AFMES Form 25: Histology Request and Specimen Storage

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Use this form to obtain information/specimens needed for histology tissue processing and/or specimen storage.

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AFMES DNA FAQs 2018

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This Fact Sheet describes the purpose of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System's Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory.

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