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Bacteria on pubic hair could be used to identify rapists

When it comes to identifying a rapist, one of the main pieces of evidence police analyze are pubic hairs found at the crime scene. But most of these hairs are missing their roots and thus don’t harbor enough DNA for a proper match. Now, a new study suggests there may be a better way to identify the criminal: Look at the bacteria he left behind. The whole news article was published on the Science Magazine news site.

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