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Patrick Wheatley, a postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and co-host of the Science…sort of podcast, needs YOU! Specifically, he needs your hair.

Patrick wants to do CHEMISTRY to your hair to see if hair from different regions has a particular chemical signature (because, for example, of the chemical composition of water consumed by people in that region). This information could be used for multiple purposes, including using it as a forensics tool (think CSI). If you have hair you’d be willing to donate, or just want more information, check out Patrick’s website:

http://hairproject.wheatleyempire.com/

One Response to “Donate your hair, TO SCIENCE!!”

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    […] has follicle follow-up with special thanks to former guests Kelly Weinersmith (Weinersmith), Zach Weiner (SMBC) and Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) for helping him gather the hair of the […]

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