LLNL-Led Team Expands Forensic Method to Identify People Using Proteins From Bones

LLNL scientists Katelyn Mason and Deon Anex prepare to pulverize forensic bone samples prior to demineralization and extraction of proteins to find identity markers. In addition to previously demonstrating the use of protein markers from human hair to identify people, the research team is announcing that it has found a second way to use protein markers from human tissue for identification – this time from human bones.