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Web Date: June 8, 2016

Could crime scene bloodstains reveal a person’s age and the time of the crime?

Forensic assay measures concentrations of a blood enzyme that varies with age
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: forensic science, forensic serology, blood, bloodstain, crime scene, age, minor, adult, alkaline phosphatase

A new forensic method could allow law enforcement to determine whether blood at a crime scene came from a minor or an adult, and when the suspect or victim left it behind (Anal. Chem. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b01169).

When DNA analysis doesn’t turn up a match for blood found at a crime scene, researchers turn to other methods . . .

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