ETM's Online Extras: November-December 2015

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NIST Corner
Sailing Along: An Update on OSAC
Written by Sharon Nakich
After it was announced in February 2014, the first year for the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) was spent largely on organization of the group itself. But 2015 saw big steps forward toward the group’s mission.

Book Excerpt:
from Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks 
Written by Michelle D. Miranda, PhD
In this excerpt from her new book, Miranda discusses the forensic and investigative uses for tattoos and tattoo inks.
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