Improving forensic investigation for polonium poisoning

@article{Froidevaux2013ImprovingFI,
  title={Improving forensic investigation for polonium poisoning},
  author={Pascal Froidevaux and S{\'e}bastien Baechler and Claude J. Bailat and Vincent Castella and Marc Augsburger and Katarzyna Michaud and Patrice Mangin and François O. Bochud},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2013},
  volume={382}
}
5 Citations
[The death of Yasser Arafat: molecular-genetic authentication of the remains as an indispensable condition for the evaluation of the medical hypotheses of the cause of his death].
TLDR
The objective of the present molecular- genetic investigations was to confirm the authenticity of the fragments of Yasser Arafat's remains available for radio-toxicological, chemical toxicological, and other laboratory studies, and the aggregate probabilistic estimate of the coincidence of genotype traits of autosomalDNA, Y-chromosomal DNA, and mtDNA was at least 99,(9)29 4% which gives evidence of the genetic identity of the objects of study.
No firm proof Arafat was poisoned
Investigation claims evidence of polonium poisoning in death of Palestinian leader but draws no certain conclusions.

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