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Forensic research. Forensic scientist comparing an ulna bone (the larger of the bones of the forearm) with that of a skeleton. Such comparisons are useful in helping to determine the identity of a person from the bone, for instance by giving an approximation of his or her size. Reconstruction techniques can be used to build up a picture of the person from a set of bones.
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