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From the smallest microbe to the largest dinosaurs and from the tiniest spore to the biggest giant sequoia, biological research continues to uncover weird and wonderful secrets of the creatures with whom we share the planet with – and could soon extend to the study of life on bodies in the solar system beyond our home.

Invasive clams tracked by their DNA

​The sooner that you know an invasive species is present in your environment, the better the chances that you can control it before it becomes unmanageable. It was with this in mind that researchers recently detected a species of invasive freshwater clam, by looking for its cast-off DNA.

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