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Challenges in Human Skin Microbial Profiling for Forensic Science: A Review

Neckovic, Ana, A. H. van Oorschot, Roland A. H., Szkuta, Bianca and Durdle, Annalisa 2020, Challenges in Human Skin Microbial Profiling for Forensic Science: A Review, Genes, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 1-16, doi: 10.3390/genes11091015.

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Title Challenges in Human Skin Microbial Profiling for Forensic Science: A Review
Author(s) Neckovic, Ana
A. H. van Oorschot, Roland A. H.
Szkuta, BiancaORCID iD for Szkuta, Bianca orcid.org/0000-0003-2272-5355
Durdle, Annalisa
Journal name Genes
Volume number 11
Issue number 9
Article ID 1015
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher MDPI AG
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2020
ISSN 2073-4425
Keyword(s) forensic limitations
forensic science
human microbiome
microbial profiling
microbial transfer
Summary The human microbiome is comprised of the microbes that live on and within an individual, as well as immediately surrounding them. Microbial profiling may have forensic utility in the identification or association of individuals with criminal activities, using microbial signatures derived from a personal microbiome. This review highlights some important aspects of recent studies, many of which have revealed issues involving the effect of contamination of microbial samples from both technical and environmental sources and their impacts on microbiome research and the potential forensic applications of microbial profiling. It is imperative that these challenges be discussed and evaluated within a forensic context to better understand the future directions and potential applications of microbial profiling for human identification. It is necessary that the limitations identified be resolved prior to the adoption of microbial profiling, or, at a minimum, acknowledged by those applying this new approach.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/genes11091015
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Field of Research 069901 Forensic Biology
010403 Forensic Statistics
0604 Genetics
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30141343

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