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Rosana Hughes

Rosana Hughes

Rosana Hughes is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and covers law, politics and environmental issues in Tennessee. Before joining Courthouse News, she covered criminal justice for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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Latest Articles by Rosana Hughes

DNA collected from air could revolutionize the monitoring of biodiversity

DNA analysis of water samples is routinely used to map species in aquatic environments, but only now has airborne DNA been explored for terrestrial animal monitoring.

Ancient DNA maps how prehistoric populations shifted socially and politically

Researchers tested the DNA of nearly 300 ancient Iberians to study the link between dynamic shifts in population and the major social and political changes of the third and second millennia B.C.

Sweeping restrictions on Covid-19 safety measures become law in Tennessee

Lawmakers were split along party lines during a marathon special session last month, with Republicans voicing opposition to what they called overreach by the federal government and Democrats opposing what they saw as state government overreach.