Have you been watching The Genetic Detective on ABC? Here’s your chance to unleash the power of your own DNA test results to assist in solving important criminal cold cases!
A violent crime that happened 20, 30 or even 50 years ago remains unsolved. Family members still grieve and still seek closure, as well as justice. Even as memories fade, thanks to DNA technology and the work of genetic detectives, there’s new hope for finding the truth and identifying the suspects involved in the cold case. And you can help.
The case files may sit in a file box yet leads are still sought by dedicated law enforcement officials. Think of it as the forensic equivalent of your genealogy brick wall: you’ve been hammering away for years, with no breakthrough. If only you could find that one clue, that one connection…
Leverage the Power of Your DNA Test Results to Solve Cold Case Crimes
Personal DNA testing for both ethnicity identification as well as health purposes has exploded over the past 10 years. Over 30 million people worldwide/in the US have taken an autosomal DNA test and are sitting on results. What if those results could help identify human remains, identify criminals, and more?
Currently, several DNA test vendors, public DNA database websites, and genetic research firms are using DNA test results to assist law enforcement in solving cold cases. With explicit permission from those who’ve had their DNA tested, the results are uploaded to a database. Then the data is put to work in the same way CeCe Moore – The Genetic Detective – uses data to pursue those who think they’ve gotten away with the crime.
So how can you give more power to your own DNA test results and be a part of this 21st century sleuthing?
DNASolves: Solving Crimes with DNA
Successfully solving a cold case relies upon finding matches to genetic relatives. Without matches, there is little that can be done, no matter how skilled a genealogist or investigator is. However, even the most distant genetic relatives (sometimes 4th cousins and beyond) can provide the critical missing link in a family tree that helps name a victim or identify a perpetrator in a crime. Anyone of us could be the steppingstone to solving the next case that has gone cold.
Upload Your DNA Data NOW at DNASolves.com
DNASolves is a database used for solving crimes. Anyone can contribute their data to help investigators identify victims, find missing persons, and reveal perpetrators of violent crimes. Unlike genealogy databases, you DNA data and personal information are never publicly searchable or shared. However if your DNA data matches an unknown profile, it can be used to help identify the unknown profile.
DNA Solves is a law enforcement only search database built with volunteer’s samples. This means that while anyone with results from most testing companies can donate their personal DNA test results only law enforcement and the genealogy teams they work with can search the database. This provides a high level of privacy for those who donate.
- Click HERE to join the DNA Solves site.
- Click the Contribute My DNA Data button on the next page.
- Select your DNA results file from your computer.
- Create a profile by filling in your username, email address, and password.
- Click the Register button to finish creating your account.
- Once uploaded, you will need to check your email for a message asking you to confirm your email address. Once you have done that, you can go to the DNA Solves Dashboard to finish filling out your background information.
- From the Dashboard, you can fill in your name, your birth date, and the names of your biological parents.
And the reward? A simple way to help humanity.
It isn’t often that we can contribute something so valuable and so meaningful right from the comfort of our homes. The process of contributing your DNA test results with DNASolves takes a few minutes. Then you’ll be helping genetic detectives achieve many more successes in the future. You may have taken that DNA test because you were curious about your ancestry or health conditions. Now you can use that data to help make the world a safer place.
It isn’t often that we can bring about change with a simple action. The possibilities are up to you.
So far this year, we’ve seen the great achievements made by millions during the COVID-19 pandemic, many done from home. With more of us “online” we are participating in Zoom calls, attending religious services via live video, and assisting in education via homeschooling.
Here’s another way you can help: upload your own DNA test data at DNASolves and know that it could be used as a valuable tool to solve criminal cold cases. Also know that you’ve also given comfort and closure to another family.
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