Scientists and researchers in the future DNA it may not need to use surfaces to collect it. Science FocusAccording to the news of Queen Mary Universityresearchers from the air “environmental DNA“(eDNA) showed that it can be collected.
For five to twenty minutes the team bare mole combined with pressure filters to take DNA samples that scatter peristaltic used a pump. He then used standard kits to find and sequence the genes in the resulting samples. This method not only detected the DNA of mole mice (both in their nests and widely in the room), but also captured some human DNA.
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Lead author Dr. Elizabeth Claire, the fact of the study ecologists stated that it aims to help them examine biological environments. It is stated that with adequate development, however, the invention will be usable for much more.
for example forensic Medicine units can take DNA from the air to determine if a suspect is present at a crime scene. It is also in medicine virologlar and epidemiyologlarThis way, they can understand how airborne viruses (like the one behind COVID-19) are spreading.
It is stated that the invention realized is far from any practical use. However, the research unit is to develop practical applications. NatureMetrics It continues its necessary works with private companies such as. Also yIt is stated that it can be very useful to have this option in cases where the surfaces do not give clear answers.
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