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DNA From Shark Tooth in Boy's Leg Used to ID Species in New York Bite Incident
September 05, 2018
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Sept. 5 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release:

A small tooth fragment plucked from a 13-year-old boy's leg after he was bitten by a shark off the coast of New York gave scientists the chance to test a new tactic: using DNA evidence to identify the species involved.

University of Florida researchers extracted a DNA sample from the tooth and compared it against a genetic dataset of common shark species to determine that a san . . .

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