Microbe Study Revolutionizes Forensic Science

Microbe Study Revolutionizes Forensic Science

Newswise — For the first time, researchers have identified what appears to be a network of approximately 20 microbes that universally drive the decomposition of animal flesh. The findings have significant implications for the future of forensic science, including the potential to provide crime scene investigators with a more precise way to determine a body’s time of death. “It’s really cool that there are these microbes that always show up to decompose animal remains,” said Colorado State University Associate Professor …