Jul 5, 2023

Human Hand Scents: A Novel Tool for Sex Prediction

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, sex

Summary: A new study reveals that the composition of scent compounds on a person’s hand can accurately determine their sex.

The analysis, using mass spectrometry, successfully predicted an individual’s sex with an impressive accuracy rate of 96.67%. In criminal investigations, this could provide valuable trace evidence where other discriminative evidence like DNA is lacking.

Further validation of these techniques could even reveal other individual characteristics such as age and racial or ethnic group.

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