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Ancient faces reconstructed

A new DNA system employed to analyze modern forensic samples has also been used to establish facial characteristics from centuries old human remains. A study in the journal Investigative Genetics details how the HIrisPlex DNA analysis system was able to reconstruct hair and eye color from teeth up to 800 years old. According to its […]

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Hair-strands record travels

Bottled water, soda, or micro brew-beer contain a natural chemical imprint related to geographic location, say researchers reporting their findings in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. When you consume these beverage you leave a chemical imprint in your hair that could be used to track your travels over time, their study suggests. Lesley […]

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