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Establishing Best Practices to Minimize Waste in a Conservation Genetics Lab

Conservation, Environmentalism, Focus on Nuance, Life in the Lab, Science, SustainabilityNovember 14, 2012

I am, among other things, a conservation geneticist. What that means is that I use the tools of molecular ecology and population genetics to make observations about species and populations in at-risk ecosystems, assess the status of anthropogenically disturbed populations, and generate data that has direct applications to conservation and management issues. Essentially, the only […]

WhySharksMatter’s first PCR!

Life in the Lab, ScienceMarch 25, 2010

As promised, here are the results of my first ever PCR. Here is some background: I am going to be running some population genetics on sandbar shark DNA with the intention of comparing subpopulations from South Carolina with those from Virginia. I am in the very early stages- seeing which primers work for PCR. Four […]

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