September 11, 22 years later: two more victims identified thanks to an advanced DNA test


By John

As the United States commemorates the attacks of September 11, 2001, two more victims have been identified: it is a man and a woman, whose identity was ascertained thanks to an advanced DNA test on their remains. They are victims number 1,648 and 1,649, but their names have not been made public at the request of the families.
These are the first identifications since September 2021, underlined the New York mayor’s office, explaining that cutting-edge techniques were used, such as «next generation DNA sequencing – more sensitive and rapid than conventional techniques – which is been used to identify the remains of missing U.S. service members” or the more than 100 people who died during fires in Maui, Hawaii, last month.
Scientific progress helps but 40% of the victims still remain nameless: over a thousand people, out of the 2,753 believed to have died at the World Trade Center, have not yet been identified, the remains are preserved at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the work continues.