Forensic scientists have begun using selfies for dental identification.

The previously innocent–if slightly narcissistic–“selfie” has now been adapted for a morbid purpose. Here, a group of Brazilian researchers report on the successful identification of a burn victim by analyzing teeth from selfies. Although not as informative as dental records, the ubiquity of selfies will likely prove to be an invaluable resource for forensic scientists of the future. Say cheese!

An unusual method of forensic human identification: use of selfie photographs.

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