• Cold cases,  DNA,  Genetics

    Why Is Genetic Genealogy Revolutionizing Crime Solving?

    The combination of genealogy and genetics opens up immense possibilities for investigators Genealogy attracts millions of enthusiasts worldwide. Over the past few years, this discipline has long been the preserve of aficionados spending hours consulting civil registries, but the arrival on the market of operators such as Ancestry, MyHeritage and LivingDNA has made it possible to explore immense genealogical resources, with the growing number of users of DNA sampling kits among the general public. In addition to their ethnic background, customers can access huge genealogical databases, which are updated daily with new profiles. On this basis, American investigators have, since 2018, resorted to genetic genealogy, a method increasingly used in…