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Does earwax (cerumen) contain DNA?

Question #132329. Asked by mehaul.
Last updated Aug 28 2013.
Originally posted Aug 27 2013 10:39 PM.

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"All tissues or biological fluids from the human body contain the same genetic material, in other words, the source of DNA can be muscle tissue, hair, blood, semen, saliva, nails or even earwax."

link http://www.800dnaexam.com/faqdetail.aspx?faqid=18

Aug 27 2013, 11:25 PM
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As ear wax is partly excretory it carries dead cells out of the ear canal so full of DNA carrying material contained within it as well.

link http://totalearcare.co.uk/ear-wax-removal/

It is also based on sweat so a variation of body fluids.

Aug 28 2013, 5:07 PM
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