In May of this year two major events (Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the Sichuan earthquake in China) served to remind those of us involved in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) of the enormity of the response required in these and similar situations, and how dramatic the impact on supporting laboratories can be.
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Published online: November 03, 2008
Received: August 30, 2008
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