Interpol has launched a new global database named “I-Familia” to identify missing persons through family DNA and help the police solve cold cases in member countries. Describing it as a groundbreaking database officially launched this month, the Interpol in a statement said it applied cutting-edge scientific research and used the DNA of relatives to identify missing persons or unidentified human remains around the world.
- I-Familia is a global database launched to identify missing persons through family DNA. It will help the police to solve cases in member countries.
- Interpol applies cutting-edge scientific research and uses the DNA of relatives to identify missing persons or unidentified human remains around the world.
- DNA kinship matching is used mostly in cases where a direct sample of the missing person is not available.
Components: I-Familia has three components:
- Dedicated global database to host the DNA profiles provided by relatives. It is held separately from any criminal data;
- DNA matching software called Bonaparte developed by Dutch company Smart Research; and
- Interpretation guidelines developed by Interpol.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Interpol President: Kim Jong Yang;
- Interpol Founded: 7 September 1923.
- Interpol Headquarters: Lyon, France, Motto: “Connecting police for a safer world”.