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    DNA from Hair?

    I was cleaning the garage today and found my grandfathers old hat. It has some of his hair in it.

    Are there companies that can use the hair rather than a mouth swab for genetic testing?
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    Hair doesn't contain DNA.
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    If the follicle is intact, there may be som DNA though.

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    I think the hair has to have the root if you want it tested. But anyway I don't know how long the DNA would survive.
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