Fly in the Face of Evidence
Jennifer Rosati |
Analysis of insect eggs on corpses at different stages of development can provide a time window for forensic experts – but it can be difficult to distinguish similar species without using expensive and often time-consuming techniques such as DNA profiling. Now, an organic chemist and forensic entomologist have teamed up to develop a quicker and cheaper method for analyzing the eggs of different blow fly species. Jennifer Rosati, Professor of Forensic Entomology in the Department of Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA, tells us more.
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