New Hair Testing Technique Can Accurately Predict a Criminal’s Personal Traits
The time line of promoting forensic research into actual use in criminal investigation seems to be incredibly rapid when reading media reports.
It all started on Tuesday with this referenced press release from the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting about use of exfoliated hair obtained from crime scenes.
This article now takes the chemical analysis of hair’s keratin amino acid structures to the advanced level of being a virtual reality overnight. The researcher claims gender accuracy at 80% and 90% for determining “body mass.”
This article has more biochemical details to explain what the testing claims to reveal and comments from the WVA researcher. There isn’t anything to say about getting confirmation from other research teams.