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The medical examiner's office in the city said advancements in DNA testing had allowed for a positive confirmation of the man's identity. He is the 1,641 casualty of the 2,753 killed at the lower Manhattan site that day to be recognized; 40 percent of those killed have not had their remaining parts distinguished. This was due to the effects of the heat, bacteria and chemicals such as jet fuel - which made it all that more hard to identify victims.
The latest identification follows the use of more sensitive DNA technology since the start of the year.
In some cases, scientists have re-examined the same bone fragment 10 or more times - hopeful that advancements in technology will provide answers. Possible remains of more than 20 victims were recovered. There were very few full bodies recovered following the fiery crash of the towers, and the impact of various environmental factors made the bits of remains hard to analyze.