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Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 19, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 15:46
Crime scene investigators and biologists tracking animals take advantage of how we and other animals shed little bits of ourselves–like skin and hair–that carry DNA. They’ve had success for a while, extracting mammal DNA from water. Now a team of researchers at Queen Mary University of London led by Elizabeth Clare has managed to detect DNA in the air, and they’re excited about how that might help study animals in hard-to-reach places.