Gulf chemists, biologists searching for “DNA mutations” caused by oil

Tech scientists hold nothing back in battling effects of Gulf spill, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Texas), July 21, 2010:

[Director of Texas Tech’s Institute of Environmental & Human Health, Ron] Kendall and a team of 25 other Tech scientists have been tasked with confronting one of the worst environmental disasters in American history. No other team has the tools or the expertise that TIEHH has, he said. No other group has the decades of experience with wildlife toxicology. Kendall literally wrote the book on the topic. …

Kendall navigated the labyrinthine halls of the institute and opened locked laboratory after locked laboratory, where a small army of biologists, chemists and students worked the oil’s impact from every conceivable angle.

Some mapped the chemical composition of samples gathered at the coast while others searched for DNA mutations the oil may have caused. …

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