Alexandra Thomas

Alexandra Thomas

Apr 15, 2019

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    About This Project

    We hypothesize that human DNA can be collected off of animal specimens using forensic gelatin lifters. We will recruit 20 volunteers, who will provide a DNA sample and handle 3 animal specimens, feathers, ivory and reptile skin. We will use the gels to attempt to collect human DNA from the specimens, then compare samples against the volunteers DNA profiles.

    If successful, gelatin lifters could prove a cheap quick method for identifying humans guilty of trafficking wildlife.

    Blast off!

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