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Using dna to catch poachers

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Science Middle School

Using DNA Fingerprinting to Catch Poachers

Game wardens in California are now using DNA fingerprinting analysis to help protect illegal poaching of wildlife. There are many species, from large game to shellfish, which are being illegally caught or killed for food. Since there are so few game wardens to patrol the state, they are relying on forensic evidence to help track poachers. This public radio story looks at the latest in DNA fingerprinting technology.

Life Science Engineering Genetics Animals DNA

Story Length: 4:43

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KQED Quest, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 10/14/2008

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