New uses for DNA barcoding

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New uses for DNA barcoding

Scientists have discovered several new practical uses for DNA bar-coding technologies-- determining what ingredients are really in that herbal medicine, identifying alien species that are crossing borders, and even peering into permafrost to discover new sequences of DNA that belonged to unknown animals.

Guelph Mercury - DNA barcoding catches food fraudsters, IDs animals from 30,000 years ago (press release)

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