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Fishing for DNA

Fishing for DNA

A genetic technique offers new perspective on life in New York City’s rivers

Tall, craggy-faced and soft-spoken, Mark Stoeckle has thrown a bucket on a string into New York City’s East River twice every Thursday since January. As long as the current doesn’t try to steal the bucket, it’s a mundane task. The intrigue comes later, when he decodes tiny bits of genetic material in the water he has scooped. More…

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Fishing for DNA

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