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Tracking the Origin of Shark Fins Using DNA Zip Coding

Tracking the Origin of Shark Fins Using DNA Zip Coding

Shark fins soup is a delicacy that led the sharks all around the globe to drastically decrease in numbers. Until recently, it was a real challenge to determine the origin of the fins and whether they came from an endangered species. This was making it difficult to prove whether the fishing was legal or not. Now we can not only tell the difference between species, but we can also determine the area from where the fins were collected. Recent studies…

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