A Bear That Mauled A Hiker Left Behind Clues In His DNA

bear“We’re taking DNA techniques from human criminal investigations and using them on black bears,” Maureen Hickman, a wildlife geneticist at Western Carolina University, told BuzzFeed News. She presented her work at the International Symposium on Human Identification in Minneapolis. “It worked beautifully, there was a lot of saliva on the tent shreds, and there were bite marks on a phone and a book.”