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The Conversation

For sniffing out crime and missing persons, science backs blood-detection dogs

  • Written by LaTara Rust, PhD candidate, University of Technology Sydney
imageDogs can reliably sniff out human blood, even after two years of environmental degradation. Jason Korbol/shutterstock

It’s difficult to contemplate the tragedy of losing a loved one and never knowing what happened to them.

Every year, an estimated 38,000 people go missing in Australia. While almost 95% of these individuals are found...

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