crime scene investigator in full PPE swabbing blood from a hammer

Often, forensic investigators arrive at a crime scene after things have been sitting for a while. This usually means not only an increase in the "ew, gross" factor but also an increase in the degradation of any samples that may be present.

centrifuge tubes in ice

Containing trillions of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, the gut microbiome contains the largest population of microbes in the human body.1