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Genealogist Barbara Rae-Venter helped crack the Golden State Killer case. And yes, that last name is familiar

Barbara Rae-Venter is pioneering a new, high-stakes application of genomics — one that helped crack the Golden State Killer case. And yes, that last name might sound familiar.
Joseph James DeAngelo, the man investigators have accused of being the infamous Golden State Killer. Source: ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images

SAN FRANCISCO — Barbara Rae-Venter is pioneering a new, high-stakes application of genomics — one that could put killers behind bars. Half a lifetime ago, she was married to the man who went on to become perhaps the best-known pioneer of the field.

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