Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Berkeley Wants Your DNA

 On the piglipstick blog, this news item:

It's voluntary so far, but new students at UC Berkeley are being asked to submit their DNA:
The students will be asked to voluntarily submit a DNA sample. The cotton swabs will come with two bar code labels. One label will be put on the DNA sample and the other is kept for the students own records.
The confidential process is being overseen by Jasper Rine, a campus professor of Genetics and Development Biology, who says the test results will help students make decisions about their diet and lifestyle.

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