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Your fingerprints reveal more than you think | Simona Francese

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Your fingerprints reveal more than you think | Simona Francese

Your fingerprints reveal more than you think | Simona Francese

Our fingerprints are what make us unique -- but they're also home to a world of information hidden in molecules that reveal our actions, lifestyles and routines.

In this riveting talk, chemist Simona Francese shows how she studies these microscopic traces using mass spectrometry, a technology that analyzes fingerprints in previously impossible detail, and demonstrates how this cutting-edge forensic science can help police catch criminals.

(Note: This talk contains descriptions of sexual violence.)

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