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Image 1 - Backpacks, Not The Bombs Inside, Key To Finding DNA
2011-12-10 04:20:40

Catching terrorists who detonate bombs may be easier by testing the containers that hide the bombs rather than the actual explosives, according to pioneering research led by Michigan State University. Currently, law enforcement labs tend to test for DNA on the exploded bomb fragments — but this has a low success rate, said David Foran, an MSU forensic biologist and lead investigator on the research project. Through the MSU-led study, researchers obtained DNA from eight backpacks...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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