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Could genetics help sustain yellowfin tuna?

by Beth Askham
Yellowfin tuna swimming underwater - stock image

DNA research is not just for gazing into our own distant past, we can also use genetic maps to track the great-grandmothers of tuna. One of the winners of the 2016 Marine Stewardship Council Scholarship Research Program, Rachel B. Mullins has used her funding to conduct next-generation DNA sequencing of yellowfin tuna.

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The MSC, COP 13 and biodiversity conservation

by Beth Askham
The MSC and its role in the UN's Convention of Biological Diversity (COP 13)
Clear Water and Tropical Island

Under the idyllic blue skies of Cancun, Mexico, countries converge to talk biodiversity. Sitting alongside a coastline of lapping green waters and grazing turtles, they are tackling the challenges of how to protect and manage the Earth’s plummeting number of species.

With the important agenda of sustaining life on Earth, the UN’s Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) 13th COP (Conference of the Parties) meets from 4–17 December, 2016.

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