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The Evidence We Leave Behind (Part 1)

A podcast episode by the National Institute of Justice
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Gregory Dutton, a physical scientist at NIJ, joins science writer Jim Dawson to discuss the microbiome: what it is, how it applies to forensics, and the evolution of its role in forensic science.

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The Forensic Microbiome: The Invisible Traces We Leave Behind

NIJ-sponsored forensic microbiome research

Date Published: May 23, 2022