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Jun 25, 2010
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Other tests?
by: Anonymous

Yes, contamination is the issue. So the question is, are there any less contamination-suseptible tests that might help distinguish human bone from other mammalian bone? - Any micrographic or electron micrographic or spectroscopic or chromatographic, or other physical differences that might be useful?

Jun 21, 2010
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Mito!
by: Marcella

The use of Mitochondrial DNA can determine human origin and possibly identify a family line. Contamination is an issue, however, as Mito typing is VERY sensitive only a few cells are needed.


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