Analyzing the Data behind Skin and Bone

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The Global Muckraker
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
July 19, 2012

Our team investigating Skin and Bone: the Shadowy Trade in Human Body Parts looked at hundreds of companies related to the business of recycling dead humans. We read through thousands of court documents, regulatory reports, corporate records and internal company memos. (Read more about the specific datasets we queried in our methodology here).

We analyzed data on imports, inspections, adverse events, and accident reports filed with the Food and Drug Administration, the US agency that oversees the human tissue trade.  

It's impossible to identify the relationships between so many companies, individuals and events. I was sure we'd miss part of the story without being able to keep track somehow.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:43 )  

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