Tying lipstick smears from crime scenes to specific brands (video)

It’s a common TV show trope: detectives find a lipstick mark at a crime scene, they send a sample to the lab, and suddenly they have a lead. Real-life analyses aren’t nearly as fast or straightforward, but scientists are developing a better method for lifting lipstick samples and analyzing them. The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. —> Read More

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