MI Software Company Helps Out

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An Ann Arbor software company is helping identify victims from the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

New York City hired Gene Codes Corporation to match DNA from 20,000 pieces of human bone and tissue at Ground Zero to the list of about 2,800 missing persons.

The computer program sorts and compares data from three different types of DNA tests to DNA from 3,000 cheek swabs of victims' relatives and 8,000 personal effects.

Before the terrorist attacks, Gene Codes software products had been used by the U.S. Army and the FBI for testing old war remains and DNA samples taken from crime scenes.