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DNA identifies victim of Titanic sinking

Posted by on 1 June 2011

 

The Titanic sunk in 1912, that’s almost 100 years ago. 1,517 people died in the sinking and many of the bodies were never identified. Now, scientists are using DNA testing to identify the victims. Scientists conducted DNA tests using a pair of shoes that belonged to a Titanic victim. The results linked the DNA found in the shoes to the remains of a 19-month-old English boy named Sidney Leslie Goodwin. Science is solving this puzzle one DNA test at a time.

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