In a blooming field that started in labs around ten years ago, there may be a better, cheaper and easier test that may replace DNA testing, which is currently used in helping solve crimes and to try and convict criminals. DNA testing has been a savior for the courtroom in the past several decades, and has also saved many of the wrongly accused from serving more time than they already have for unjust jail time.
However, researchers are convinced that another test that is just about as accurate, because it is a blueprint to who you are, called an antibody test, can pinpoint whodunnits with about the same accuracy, and with less time, resources and money spent on doing so. Researchers say that antibodies present in the blood stream are a code to who you are, much like your DNA is, and are just as individual a set of information that can be used to identify someone from samples left at crime scenes.
Antibodies are established throughout our life, depending on what viruses we have come into contact with. For every virus, our body creates what’s called an antibody, and because everyone has unique experiences with virus exposure, they all contain a specific antibody code that can be used with a certain degree of accuracy to identify someone.
They say they are closer to coming up with the perfect antibody test that can be used out in the field, and with minimal time, training and expense, so that they can be more accurate in solving crimes and other mysteries. I’d say our justice system can use all the help it can get, and this sounds like one step closer to better.