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Pilot Study Establishes The Importance Of Tracking Diseases Associated With Illegal Wildlife Trade At U.S. Ports

Pilot Study Establishes The Importance Of Tracking Diseases Associated With Illegal Wildlife Trade At U.S. Ports

Note: The following news release is being issued by EcoHealth Alliance. It describes a collaborative study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University, EcoHealth Alliance, the National Wildlife Health Center, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. With funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, scientists in the Museum's Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics used genetic "barcoding" to help identify the animal species of confiscated wildlife products screened for dangerous pathogens.

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