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Science Explorations

Talking Science: CSI With DNA

What does a scientist who studies genetics bring to a criminal investigation? Sometimes it's the tools to crack the case! Watch the video interview, view the slideshow, and read articles from award-winning magazines.

Meet George Amato, a conservation geneticist who studies natural history and endangered species at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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George Amato
George Amato
Hi, my name is George Amato. I'm a conservation geneticist at the American Museum of Natural History. I use genetics to help protect endangered species. When the need arises, we use our facility as a forensics lab to investigate crime scene evidence. Here's one such case...

Photo Credits:  AMNH, AMNH/G.Amato, AMNH/D.Finnin, AMNH/R.Mickens


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