Thanks to DNA barcoding, it’s now possible to detect exactly what's on your plate.
This DNA Day question was answered by Ethan Yang
DNA barcoding is helping in the fight against diseases like malaria, sleeping sickness, and avian influenza.
How would you like to find out that the burger you just ate or the lasagna mom served for supper last night was made with horsemeat? Or, better yet, donkey meat?
DNA barcoding is a new approach to taxonomy, the classification and naming of groups of living things according to shared characteristics.
Learn about the ways that we've learned to classify the life around us in this latest Biotech backgrounder!
This animated video explains how DNA barcoding is being conducted around the world and describes the findings of various student barcoding projects.
DNA barcoding is one tool with the potential to make the work of conservation scientists both easier and less expensive.
The problem: How to police fish quotas and bycatch, as well as the mislabeling and substitution of fish species. The solution: DNA barcoding!
Scientists can help enforce wildlife laws and regulations using a technique called DNA barcoding.