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dc.contributor.authorDavison, Sean
dc.contributor.authorBenjeddou, Mongi
dc.contributor.authorD'Amato, Maria Eugenia
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-13T12:31:28Z
dc.date.available2016-06-13T12:31:28Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationDavison, S. et al. (2008). Molecular genetic identification of skeletal remains of apartheid activists in South Africa. African Journal of Biotechnology, 7(25): 4750-4757en_US
dc.identifier.issn1684-5315
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/2305
dc.description.abstractThe Truth and Reconciliation Commission made significant progress in examining abuses committed during the apartheid era in South Africa. Despite information revealed by the commission, a large number of individuals remained missing when the commission closed its proceedings. This provided the impetus for the establishment of a Missing Persons Task Team within the South African National Prosecuting Authority. The team has used evidence generated by The Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well as their own investigations to identify likely burial sites for activists and has conducted exhumations. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) was privileged to have been able to assist by initiating a DNA testing program to augment the non-DNA evidence gathered by the Missing Person's Task Team. In this review we consider some of the technological developments associated with the testing of skeletal remains and provide an overview of some of the cases analyzed to date.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Journalsen_US
dc.rights.uriAcademic Journals strongly supports the Open Access initiative. Abstracts and full texts of all articles published by Academic Journals are freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication.
dc.source.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB08.035
dc.subjectTruth and Reconciliation Commissionen_US
dc.subjectUniversity of the Western Capeen_US
dc.subjectApartheiden_US
dc.subjectActivistsen_US
dc.subjectMissing personsen_US
dc.subjectSouth African National Prosecuting Authorityen_US
dc.subjectMass gravesen_US
dc.subjectDNA identificationen_US
dc.subjectMitochondrial DNAen_US
dc.titleMolecular genetic identification of skeletal remains of apartheid activists in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.status.ispeerreviewedTRUE


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