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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Saliva as a forensic tool


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MMCDSR, M. M. University, Ambala, Haryana, India

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Prof. Shailja Chatterjee
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MMCDSR, M. M. University, Mullana, Ambala - 133 203, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfo.jfds_69_18

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Forensic science is a branch that deals with a wide plethora of areas such as anthropology, migration studies and criminology. Various biological samples have been utilized to assist a scientist towards getting answers to the myriad of questions in the field. Saliva is an easily available source from victim as well as aggressors, parent-child and siblings. Various tests have been devised to aid in identifying salivary sample constituents. This paper deals with the wide utility of saliva as a forensic tool.


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