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Microbes in soil could help fight crime

Kent posted in on February 29th, 2012.

A bid by Massey University researchers to showcase the latest DNA sequencing technologies for students around New Zealand may help compile a census of microbial life in the nation’s soils. It could also  spark new interest in having  a national database of soil microbe DNA of potential use for forensic work. A senior lecturer in […]

Dom Post: Pig study may help police investigate crimes

Peter Griffin posted in on January 20th, 2010.

Kiran Chug of the Dominion Post reports on the work of NZ scientist Rachel Parkinson, who has been researching the decomposing bodies of both pigs and humans in a bid to better establish a person’s time of death. While techniques to do so already exist, there are no really accurate techniques – something the researcher […]

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