Fingerprints, revisited

For more than a century, forensic scientists have linked criminals to crime scenes through the distinctive loops and whorls on their fingertips. But now, researchers are moving beyond simple pattern comparisons to glean more information from fingerprints. According to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, chemical analysis and DNA techniques could help identify criminals whose prints are too smudged to make a visual match.

Fingerprints, revisited

For more than a century, forensic scientists have linked criminals to crime scenes through the distinctive loops and whorls on their fingertips. But now, researchers are moving beyond simple ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Fingerprints are more than just patterns; they’re chemical identities

Researchers are developing chemical analyses and advanced DNA techniques to get more evidence out of fingerprints

Sun 10 Mar 19 from CandEN

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