Behind the paper: eDNA has great potential as a wildlife survey tool, but should be used properly

As many people know, two of my favourite topics are bandicoots and environmental DNA (eDNA). So I’m very excited about the online debut of my latest paper “A framework for developing and validating taxon-specific primers for specimen identification from environmental DNA” at Molecular Ecology Resources, which includes both bandicoots and eDNA. eDNA analysis is the analysis of DNA…

The Kardashians Discuss Genetics: What They Got Right & Wrong

It comes as a shock to many of my colleagues (and friends, but somehow not my family) that I am an avid viewer of Keeping up with the Kardashians (#KUWTK). And for every 8 episodes full of micro-dramas, naked photo shoots, and cray cray family dynamics, they’ll actually touch on some weighty issues.  Last Sunday’s…