Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues

The key to solving a mystery is finding the right clues. Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near impossibility of collecting DNA samples from rare and elusive animals. Now, researchers at Stanford and the National Centre for Biological Sciences at India's Tata Institute of Fundamental Research have developed a method for extracting genetic clues quickly and cheaply from degraded and left-behind materials, such as feces, skin or saliva, and from food products suspected of containing endangered animals.

Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues

The key to solving a mystery is finding the right clues. Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near impossibility of collecting DNA samples from ...

Wed 10 Apr 19 from Phys.org

A genetic method to empower conservation

Could be put to several uses using very low-quality DNA

Thu 11 Apr 19 from The Hindu

CSI meets conservation

The challenges of collecting DNA samples directly from endangered species makes understanding and protecting them harder. A new approach promises cheap, rapid analysis of genetic clues in degraded ...

Wed 10 Apr 19 from Eurekalert

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