Scientists Develop Genetic Testing Method for Coral Identification

March 3, 2022

Scientists from the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and the University of Zurich have created a new genetic test for coral identification they say provides a breakthrough in traceability. 

A 2020 study initially found the presence of DNA in precious corals, which led the authors to the conclusion that genetic testing of precious coral jewelry could be used to identify its species. 

Learn more about this important discovery in Brecken Branstrator’s summary article published in National Jeweler, including a link to the full report. 

Read the complete article here

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