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UC Davis Presents Sexual Assault M-Vac Data at American Academy of Forensic Science

Forensic researchers from the UC Davis Forensic Science Graduate Program presented their M-Vac research data at the 2014 American Academy of Forensic Science Conference. The research was focused on three experiments, all designed to mimic various crime scenarios that would be common in sexual assaults such as rapes and molestations. As a whole, it was determined that the M-Vac System was an effective tool in collecting saliva from skin, including post-showering, and in collecting touch DNA from fabrics. These findings and comparisons with traditional collection methods, show that the M-Vac System should be available to investigators and that it can help them solve more crime. For the poster of the research click here.