Tagged: DNA analysis

Antarctica’s blue whales are split into three distinct populations - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 09, 2016

Catherine R. M. Attard, Flinders University; Luciana Möller, Flinders University, and Luciano Beheregaray, Flinders University Antarctica’s critically endangered blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are made up of three populations, according to our new DNA analysis. Although the groups occur together when feeding in Antarctic waters, they are genetically distinct. This suggests that … Read More

DNA v child trafficking - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Apr 30, 2010

2.5 million = number of people at any one time in forced labour and sexual exploitation as a result of human trafficking (International Labor Organisation/UN.GIFT).  An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year.  95% of victims experience sexual or physical violence. How to help combat this enormous problem?  DNA analysis. As the result of an initiative [...] … Read More