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UNM database of deceased people a national first

UNM database of deceased people a national first

People die. All the time. From many causes, including old age, disease, accidents, murder. But researchers can learn from these deaths. Heather Edgar, forensic anthropologist at The University of New Mexico Office of Medical Investigator (OMI) and associate professor of anthropology, is currently converting a dataset of whole body decedent CT scans into a searchable database that will be available to researchers.

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