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Good Question-How did they get DNA results back on Bin Laden in less than 24 hours?

The news of the death of Osama Bin Laden has dominated the headlines for the last 24 hours.

One of the world's ten most wanted fugitives is no longer being hunted.

Good Question-Kim in Corbin: How did they get DNA results back on Bin Laden in less than 24 hours? I thought results took much longer than that?

Osama Bin Laden was taken down in a hail of gunfire, a raid that took less than 45 minutes.

"We won a very significant victory in the last several days, killing Bin Laden and this will put Al Qaeda on defense for a while, " said US Representative Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Commission.

The White House says DNA evidence confirms Bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy Seals who stormed his compound.

The Obama Administration used several methods including facial recognition and DNA testing to confirm that Bin Laden was in deed one of those dead.

DNA matching is also known as genetic fingerprinting, it suggests with 99.9% certainty that U.S. forces killed Bin Laden.

Typical lab based DNA testing can take up to 14 days, however in 2010 a team from the University of Arizona presented research using a machine that could do the testing in just two hours.

While there has been no official word on what the Obama Administration used, many think its possible that U.S. forces probably arranged to have a machine of that type ready for use.

Researchers say us forces could have used samples of flying blood , cheek cells from a swab and other samples taken from the body to get their fast tracked analysis.

The white house says they had been collecting DNA samples from some of Bin Laden's family members for years since the September 11th attacks to use.


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