Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
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Drilling for DNA: Diatom palaeontologist Dr. Linda Armbrechtt’s recent expedition at the east of the Antarctic Peninsular was about finding fossilised marine DNA in ocean bed cores. Using such DNA of the past will assist in understanding how modern climate change might affect marine life. The expedition, led by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), drilled cores from 6 sites within the Scotia Sea for research into connections between changes in atmospheric CO2, ice sheet extent and global sea levels.
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