DNA testing identifies lost Vietnam-war dead
The Vietnam war ended almost 40 years ago, but for many people, there has been no closure. Thousands of Vietnamese are still searching for family members believed to have been killed during the conflict. Now DNA testing is helping some of them identify the remains of loved ones.
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YouTube video of Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay’s report from Hung Yen on the DNA identification effort of the fallen Vietnamese can be viewed here.