Matthew Hall | Mar. 26, 2013 | Great Lakes Echo
Great Lakes researchers are using new DNA techniques to track down and control the spread of invasive species.
The techniques are sort of like what you see on all those CSI television dramas where scientists analyze DNA left at the crime scene and use it to prosecute the culprits.
Well, not quite. Fiction is faster, the scientists say.
“What it does though, is it makes you jealous of how they’re able to solve crimes in an hour, because it doesn’t happen that way,” said Christopher Jerde, a professor at the Notre Dame, which is creating a basin-wide surveillance program. “That would be nice.”