Issue Date: November 21, 2016 | Web Date: November 16, 2016
Chemical traces yield ‘lifestyle sketches’
People leave chemical traces wherever they go, especially when they touch or handle objects. Those chemicals can come from a variety of sources, including personal care products, food, or medications. A chemical analysis of those traces can be used to draw a “lifestyle sketch” of the person who left them behind.
A team led by Pieter C. Dorrestein and Amina Bouslimani of the University of California, San Diego, has shown they can . . .
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