Microbial forensics: the next forensic challenge

  title={Microbial forensics: the next forensic challenge},
  author={Bruce Budowle and Randall Steven Murch and R. Murgai S. Chakraborty},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
Pathogens and toxins can be converted to bioweapons and used to commit bioterrorism and biocrime. Because of the potential and relative ease of an attack using a bioweapon, forensic science needs to be prepared to assist in the investigation to bring perpetrators to justice and to deter future attacks. A new subfield of forensics—microbial forensics—has been created, which is focused on characterization of evidence from a bioterrorism act, biocrime, hoax, or an inadvertent release. Forensic… CONTINUE READING


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