DNA Doe Project statement regarding FTDNA database use

After the recent announcement of a partnership between Gene By Gene, the parent company of Familytreedna.com and Othram, a for-profit provider of laboratory and investigative genetic genealogy services, the management of the DNA Doe Project has instituted a moratorium...

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BIG Announcement: DDP and NatGeo team up

BIG Announcement: DDP and NatGeo team up

The DNA Doe Project has teamed up with Wall to Wall Media and National Geographic Channel to produce a documentary series about our work! We’re thrilled to open a window on a handful of active cases, from initial mystery, through DNA extraction and painstaking genetic...

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A message from our founder, Margaret Press

A message from our founder, Margaret Press

Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG) has been in the news recently as a technique that may have been used to identify killers in some very high profile cases. In light of questions being asked about the the work of the DNA Doe Project and our code of ethics, we have...

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DNA Doe Project Celebrates 100

DNA Doe Project Celebrates 100

On National DNA Day 2023, the DNA Doe Project is celebrating with a milestone – we have resolved 100 cases of unidentified remains! Learn more and join the celebration today. Less than 6 years after its founding, the DNA Doe...

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Winter Practicum Test Answers

Winter Practicum Test Answers

DNA Doe Project recently concluded the winter practicum program (formerly called the apprentice program), which occurred over four weeks in January 2023. The practicum program provides experienced genetic genealogists with the opportunity to work on a real, unsolved...

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Collaboration begun to identify victims from Tulsa in 1921

Collaboration begun to identify victims from Tulsa in 1921

The DNA Doe Project is honored to work with Intermountain Forensics and the Utah Cold Case Coalition on the initiative to identify victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. The success of this project depends on the participation of the community and relatives of...

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Collaboration to improve DNA sequencing

Collaboration to improve DNA sequencing

DNA Doe Project is delighted to be chosen to work with Astrea Forensics, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Arc Bio on a new way to process degraded DNA samples that could help solve even more cases.

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DNA Doe Volunteer Blog

One of our long time volunteers has written a great article called How Misattributed Parentage and Other Challenges Can Complicate Your Investigative Genetic Genealogy Case for ISHI. The article describes a case, anonymized for privacy of the family, involving a young...

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Bones 10 Press Release

Serial killer’s victim finally identified by genetic genealogy Seattle, Washington – January 25, 2021 – The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and the DNA Doe Project (DDP) announce the identity of a young woman whose remains were found in an area near what is now...

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