Bid to ensure hawksbill turtles thrive, with genome sequencing

The sequencing project is led by NTU PhD candidate Regine Tiong, 24.
The sequencing project is led by NTU PhD candidate Regine Tiong, 24.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - A number of critically endangered sea turtles have been spotted nesting on Singapore's shores in recent years, leading researchers here to ponder: How can Singapore protect this species better?

To find answers, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) research team has embarked on a research project to analyse the clues they have on hand - unhatched eggs, eggshells and even the sand surrounding the sea turtle's nest.

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