Detecting a vast diversity of rainforest animals by swabbing their DNA from leaves

This article has been reviewed according to Science X’s editorial process and policies. Editors have highlighted the following attributes while ensuring the content’s credibility: fact-checked peer-reviewed publication trusted source proofread Ok! Jan Gogarten (l) and Christina Lynggaard (r) swabbing leaves to collect vertebrate DNA in the Greifswald Botanical Garden. Credit: Andreas Sachse, HIOH/Andreas Sachse × close […]

Scientists vacuumed animal DNA from the air in a forest and had amazing results • Earth.com

On an early autumn morning, a group of researchers from the Globe Institute at the University of Copenhagen embarked on an intriguing expedition into a Danish forest. Armed with plastic boxes, these scientists sought to “vacuum” animal DNA from the air.  The boxes, rigged with DNA air samplers, were strapped onto tree trunks, air filters […]

Mammoth meatball? Cultured meat made with extinct animal DNA

CIA-funded In-Q-Tel backs biotech to resurrect woolly mammoth In-Q-Tel, a CIA-funded venture capital firm, listed Colossal Biosciences in its portfolio. Colossal has sought to de-extinct the woolly mammoth. Scott L. Hall, USA TODAY A cell-based meat company resurrected the extinct woolly mammoth – in the form of a lab-grown meatball.  The woolly mammoth was chosen […]

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