DNA and Endangered Species

DNA and Endangered Species

DNA research techniques perfected in the 90s have created new opportunities for scientists to assist wildlife conservation efforts. A panel talks about the science behind this work and how it's helped both animals and people.

DNA research techniques perfected in the 90s have created new opportunities for scientists to assist wildlife conservation efforts. A panel talks about the science behind this work and how it's helped both animals and people.

Guests

Dr. Stephen O'Brien

chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at the National Cancer Institute

Dr. Rob Fleischer

head of the molecular genetics lab at the National Zoo

Dr. Kenneth Goddard

lab director and forensic scientist at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory

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