of DNA Forensics
investigation, several patches of bloody
was found near the last sighting of a person who disappeared and
subsequently was determined to have been murdered. DNA testing showed that the blood
stains were not
human, but rather from a moose (left) and an otter (right).
Commerical forensic testing of questioned
animal products is available from "The Helix & Primer"
DNA Sequencing Service at Memorial University.
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