New Hair Analysis Technique May Be Able to Predict a Suspect’s Lifestyle Traits

A new technique for hair analysis may allow scientists to predict a suspect’s age, sex, body mass, diet, and exercise habits. The method combines liquid chromatography with isotope ratio mass spectrometry (LC-IRMS) to measure the ratio of isotope within the 21 amino acids found in keratin. Read more. A press conference with the lead researcher can be viewed below.