Microbes on Pubic Hair Could Help Solve Sexual Crimes

Forensic specialists may have a new tool to catch perpetrators of sexual assault – and it is courtesy of the microbiome.

The microbiome, the community of bacteria and viruses that live on and inside the human body, has been a fruitful area of recent research. For instance, studies have linked our helpful army of microbes with our likelihood of obesity and our ability to metabolize certain sugars. The recent Human Microbiome Project categorized thousands of different strains of bacteri

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