[Radio] U.S. lifts sanctions on Chinese police institute accused of human rights abuses
YVES MOREAU: Population genetics is trying to understand how populations vary across the world. I mean, obviously, we can just look at people's faces across the world, and we see, well, there are differences. And so trying to understand the link between the changes, subtle changes in genetics.
FENG: That's population genetics. And China's Institute of Forensic Science, as it's called, which studies this, is run by the Ministry of Public Security, China's equivalent of the FBI. It is beefing up its genetic sequencing capabilities, trying to differentiate ethnic groups within China from their DNA found at crime scenes. Moreau found documentation showing this.
MOREAU: This was very surprising. The extent of purchases, the procurement efforts were very, very substantial.