Team Streamlines DNA Collection, Analysis for Elephant Conservation

 A new approach to obtaining DNA from elephant dung is faster, cheaper and more comprehensive than previous methods, researchers report. Pictured: African savanna elephants in Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.

A team led by Alfred Roca has developed a faster, cheaper, and more comprehensive approach to collecting DNA from elephants: postcard-sized data-collection cards that mitigate collection and storage challenges.

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Diana Yates

Jan 22, 2023

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