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2008-04-18 13:45:00

Scans can differentiate species and verify that the seafood you are served is what you orderedMost of us are familiar with bar codes, those small black stripes with numbers below, known as the Universal Product Code or UPC label, that appear on commercial products. We scan them at the grocery store or to check a price, or have to cut them out and send them in for a rebate.Now imagine scanning a DNA barcode on the piece of fish you just bought for dinner to instantly verify the species, where...

Word of the Day
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'