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    “Cold case” murders are being solved at a record pace with DNA

    In the News this week! Investigators are entering genetic evidence from old, unsolved rape-murders into a publicly accessible database of DNA profiles. Traditionally used by genealogists so they can use genetic matches to distant family to locate family and ancestors is now a tool for law enforcement. The sleuthing combines DNA, birth records, and social-media profiles. Arguments over privacy were quelled once it was learned this popular site is NOT sharing DNA or other private details of those who submitted their DNA for family history purposes.  The site's popularity is due to its ability to allow DNA results from multiple testing sites be collected and compared in one place.  After…