We have now spent 12 years trying to sort out the effects of a radioactive environment on the local wildlife. We have performed a variety of experiments in the Zone. In one of our earliest studies, we found that the resident mouse population did not have any obvious chromosomal damage. We wondered whether the absence… Lire la suite Souris bleues

The April 25, 1996 issue of Nature featured on its cover our article concluding that voles living in the Chernobyl environment had an elevated rate of genetic mutation. Our experimental design included double-blind analyses of DNA sequences, the long strings of nucleotides that make up the genetic code. We had determined the genetic sequences manually, a… Lire la suite Modifications