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  •  They cannot get DNA from fingerprints (2+ / 0-)
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    rb137, Cinnamon

    Most modern fingerprints are obtained by pressing the finger onto a plastic membrane which registers a digital scan of the pattern.  

    However, it can be obtained from a hair follicle, saliva or other body fluid or tissue.  DNA has been obtained from envelope flaps, drinking cups and the like.  

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:59:37 PM PST

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