Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Victims' Genes to Squeal to the Pigs?

Forensic pathologists may soon have a further option when they need to determine cause of death - even in the case of unnatural, traumatic death.

A study by a research team in Japan showed that the genes in subject mice offered evidence of the cause of death in these specific instances.

Unfortunately for the poor mice concerned, "Kazuya Ikematsu and his colleagues anaesthetized and then killed two small groups of mice, by either strangulation with a string, or by decapitation."

Ain't science grand?

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