Microbial Evidence

Hair is one of the most common trace evidence gathered at crime scenes, note researchers led by Murdoch University's Michael Bunce in their Investigative Genetics paper. But if the hairs don't include the roots, they usually don't contain enough DNA for STR analysis.

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