At the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Kiel, Nicole von Wurmb-Schwark examines minuscule traces of DNA evidence searching for clues to serious crimes. She's helped solve numerous cases, including one involving a serial rapist and murderer.
After struggling with her own trauma, Wangu Kanja now helps women in Africa pursue perpetrators of sexual violence. Some at the Religions for Peace gathering even hope the new rape kit could even be preventative.
Police in Germany may soon be able to use DNA to build a more detailed picture of wanted fugitives. Under a new proposed law, authorities could be allowed to identify a suspect's age as well as skin color.
DNA test results have officially confirmed the death of a kidnapped 15-year-old Romanian girl, whose case has triggered massive protests and spotlighted deep flaws in Romania's public safety system.
The DNA of chimpanzees is a 98% match for that of humans, but the animals we share so much with are shrinking in numbers. A group of researchers are demanding that chimpanzees be protected before it is too late.
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