Life after death

日期:2019-03-06 01:11:09 作者:权氏闩 阅读:

By Michael Fitzpatrick IN JAPAN, a culture where cremation is mandatory, a funeral company is about to offer much more than the customary charred bones: it is also offering grieving relatives a way of storing the deceased’s DNA in their memorial tablet. “With the spread of genetic record cards for medical treatments, our samples will help people complete their family’s DNA history,” says Hideo Wakayama, a spokesman for funeral firm Sekise of Nagoya. The DNA could also be useful in disputes over parentage and claims to blood ties with the deceased, he adds. But one day the sample could,