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3 News: University investigating sea slug sex life

Peter Griffin posted in on September 16th, 2010.

Deanna Harris reports for 3 News that Massey University is starting research into the mating habits of sea slugs, in an effort to understand why more and more toxic sea slugs are washing up on the beaches around Auckland. The research will look at the DNA of the slugs, in order to understand the migration […]

Kiwi mice reveal migration patterns

Peter Griffin posted in on October 2nd, 2008.

Scientists are examining mice DNA here and abroad, using genetics to determine human patterns of migration over centuries of colonisation and international travel. And it appears that New Zealand’s cultural mix has created a “genetic melting pot” of several subspecies of mice. While the nineteenth century saw a large influx of mice to New Zealand […]

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