When flies besmirch the crime scene, this might avoid DNA mistakes

The Australian sheep blowfly doesn't just eat nectar. It has a taste for a particular human body fluid—and it’s not blood.

Interesting look at separating fly DNA from human DNA at a messy crime scene. Hopefully the fly crap can be separated out after the research is completed. There are cases where flyspecks (regurg and poop) are mis-identified as blood spatter and the flies can redeposit human blood sucked up from elsewhere (this National Geographic article on blow flies is gross and funny at the same time).

Loyola University research


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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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