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Museum Diaries - DNA Dissected with Oliver Haddrath

Added: March 7, 2014 - 11:44

This episode of Museum Diaries, airing on TVO March 11 at 7:30 pm, follows a group of Curators as they use DNA research to discover ground breaking results. Oliver Haddrath, research technician at the ROM's Ornithology Department, reveals his current research and testing using DNA to study large flightless birds and how this information is being used by the New Zealand government to save their endangered Kiwi birds. Museum Diaries will also follow Oliver as he conducts tests for the ROM's archaeology department to establish if skulls found in Peruvian tombs from 600 AD are related or not. Museum Diaries then follows the Curator of Ichthyology (study of fishes), Hernan Lopez-Hernandez, as he and his team use DNA research to confirm new species of the Cyclid fish.

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