FDA pushes DNA barcoding system adoption

by jeeg 23. April 2014 21:28
  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing adoption of its DNA barcoding system, which identifies individual fish species, in an effort to solve the species substitution problem in the United States. The system creates DNA barcodes to identify individual fish species, a project ... [More]

A fish census in a glass of water? DNA offers clues.

by jeeg 17. January 2014 21:28
Researchers can now carry out a fish survey using just a glass of the water in which the fish live. A group of researchers collected about two pint glasses of water from California's Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon open sea tank. They then analyzed the DNA in the water samples to d... [More]
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