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By Author: Dr Rebecca Johnson

Wildlife Forensic Science and DNA

DNA-based forensic science is at the forefront of solving wildlife crimes and is currently undergoing a transformation. 

By: Lizzy Myers, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 01 Apr 2014

Feathers of the Gods: Koala Genome Project

We've assembled a talented multidisciplinary team to sequence all of the approximately 20,000 genes in the Koala.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Feathers of the Gods: Is it a Bird?

Is it a bat? Is it a plane? If you are an air traveller, you probably have more to do with museums – especially ours – than you think!

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

Australian Museum assists prosecution of illegal shark trafficking

Fisheries authorities frequently ask the Australian Museum DNA Laboratory to provide forensic identification of illegally taken shark fins, says Museum geneticist Dr Rebecca Johnson.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010