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To Save Its Salmon, California Calls In the Fish Matchmaker

January 15, 2016

Biologists are using genetic techniques to reduce inbreeding.

John Carlos Garza, a geneticist based a day’s drive south in Santa Cruz, has become a key figure in California’s effort to preserve its decimated salmon stocks. Using the latest genetic techniques, he and his team decide which individual fish should be bred together.

Read article at the New York Times