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After someone dies, their microbiome changes in ways that researchers say could be used to gauge how long it's been since death occurred, even after a couple of months, Scientific American reports. This could be a useful tool for forensics, the researchers say, as entomology-based approaches to determining time of death can be influenced by temperature, weather, and geography, among other factors.

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