Genetic genealogy relies on Y-DNA testing, which follows the male family line. Using the DNA profile derived from evidence at a crime scene, investigators can search multiple, public genealogy databases, with the goal of identifying possible family members related to a suspect.
In this interview, genetic genealogist CeCe Moore describes how DNA testing can assist in tracing a family tree to help adoptees and foundlings locate their birth parents, and to solve cold cases.
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