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DNA detective tracks endangered whales into the marketplace

Scott Baker is a sleuth of sorts. What crime is he investigating? The illegal sale of meat from protected whales in Asian shops and restaurants.

Baker, associate director of OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute, uses a method of DNA detective work similar to those used in human genetics profiling. He can identify whale meat in marketplace...

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