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DNA-Prokids: Genetic identification against traffic in human beings
Date:5/20/2009

This release is available in Spanish.

DNA-Prokids (http://www.dna-prokids.org), an international project on human trafficking prevention and fight using genetic identification of victims and their relatives, was officially presented today, at the University of Granada (UGR) headquarters, in Spain.

Traffic in human beings is one of the most frequent and profitable crimes at the beginning of the 21st century. According to data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), approximately two million people are victims of human trafficking across the world. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, stated recently that "trafficking in weapons, drugs and blood diamonds has long been on the UN agenda" and that now is the time to "add people to that list".

Upon suggestion of the UGR Genetic Identification Laboratory, an international project for genetic identification of missing children and their families was set up in 2004. The goal was to not limit the scope of research to domestic crimes, but to spread results worldwide with the aim of boosting the international fight against human trafficking.

That was the start of DNA-Prokids, an initiative which has been praised by authorities and experts in genetic identification all over the world, and whose piloting experiences in countries such as Guatemala, Mexico, Philippines and Indonesia are being extremely successful.

Goals

The Head of the UGR Genetic Identification Laboratory, Prof. Jos A. Lorente, stressed that DNA-Prokids, as a programme for genetic identification of human trafficking victims and their relatives, serves "a triple objective: to hamper traffic in human beings thanks to identification of victims; to use such identification to return victims to their families (reuni
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Contact: Jos Antonio Lorente Acosta
prokids@ugr.es
34-958-249-928
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert

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