New hair fiber analysis technique provides more info on criminals
Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Chemical Society and features a look at how a new innovation in hair fiber analysis can help shed light on the lifestyle of a criminal.
Scientists have devised a new and improved hair strand analysis technique that can now offer criminal investigators information on a suspect’s age, sex, body mass, and diet and exercise habits.
The new research was presented yesterday at the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
“Who you are, where you’ve been, what you eat, what drugs you take — it all shows up in your hair,” says Dr. Glen P. Jackson of West Virginia University. “Depending on the question being asked, the chemical analysis of human hair can provide amazing insights into the life and lifestyle of a person.”
Source: American Chemical Society