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Citizen Salmon Community Project for Quick Identification of Salmon Species
Hi fellow DIY scientists! The Citizen Salmon project started in 2015 and is a community of curious citizen scientists interested in understanding the origins of the salmon we find in markets, stores, and restaurants. Salmon are vital to Cascadia: a staple of our diet, a key export, and a cultural icon of our region. We conduct most of our lab work at SoundBio, a local community biology lab in Seattle. Check out our progress at Our Mission We want to understand where we get our food. Here in the Pacific Northwest, salmon is a staple of our diet. By connecting the information about a salmon’s genes and where they were born, we are developing a tool citizen scientists can use to determine the origin of the salmon on their plate. Citizen Salmon has two major components: Bioinformatics: Identifying the most informative genes by manipulating large amounts of Salmon data provided in previous papers. Lab techniques: Developing quick and cost effective protocols to extract DNA and genotype samples.

SoundBio Lab

1100 Northeast 47th Street · Seattle, WA

What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in learning about biology and doing hands-on
science. All skill and knowledge levels are welcome. SoundBio ( a non-profit community biology lab for amateurs, students, inventors, and anyone interested in having fun with science. Let's get our gloves dirty, put our brains on the table, and explore what's possible when biology meets technology.

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