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I Contain Multitudes: Solving Crimes With the Necrobiome

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This short video explores the stages of decomposition of animal bodies and shows how microorganisms found during the decomposition process can provide useful information for criminal investigators. Through forensic experiments, scientists have shown that it may be possible to estimate time of death by sequencing the DNA from the microbes found on and around decomposing bodies. Part of the "I Contain Multitudes" series.

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Runtime: 8 minutes

I Contain Multitudes
Episode 1
8 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 2
9 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 3
9 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 4
10 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 5
11 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 6
10 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 7
10 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12