Bid to ensure hawksbill turtles thrive, with genome sequencing

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