Here is a recent article and video about the DNA technology that allowed the US to confirm Osama Bin Laden’s identity, posted by Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate, WCPO Channel 9 News:
FAIRFIELD, Ohio – The FBI confirmed the identity of Osama Bin Laden’s body through a DNA match to one of his sisters. His sister died of cancer in Boston and her brain was taken into custody to be used in the event of Bin Laden’s death.
People who run a DNA testing lab in Fairfield are not surprised by how fast the government could confirm Bin Laden’s body.
Lab experts at the DNA Diagnostics Center explained that tests used take weeks, even months but not anymore. They say with the right experts and right equipment DNA confirmation can be done almost anywhere and in as little as eight to twelve hours.
Dr. Michael Baird said there are mobile labs, “that will allow testing to be done in any location in a very short period of time.”
Baird said it is likely that the government took extra samples they can test in the future if necessary since Bin Laden’s body was buried at sea.
Here is a link to the video: Dr. Baird on ABC