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Jellyfish protein to detect fingerprints in seconds


Still Waters

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Scientists have developed a forensics spray using a fluorescent protein found in jellyfish to detect fingerprints in seconds.

Traditional forensic methods either use toxic powders that can harm DNA evidence, or petrochemical solvents that are bad for the environment.

The new dye spray, developed by scientists at the University of Bath, is water soluble and has low toxicity.

It also enables rapid visualisation of fingerprints at the crime scene.

Professor Tony James, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath, said: "This system is safer, more sustainable and works faster than existing technologies.

"It can even be used on fingerprints that are a week old."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-68435495

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15 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

Traditional forensic methods either use toxic powders that can harm DNA evidence, or petrochemical solvents that are bad for the environment.

Wasn't aware of that.

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