Australian scientists work to save koalas

Koalas are in big trouble, but scientists sequencing their genome say they might have a solution.

Last Modified: 17 May 2013 09:06
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Australian scientists say they have made a breakthrough in the fight to save one of their best-known native animals - the koala. The species is under threat from a sexually transmitted disease. But gene-mapping could help provide a vaccine.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Beerwah, in the state of Queensland.


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