One day, techniques for verifying the safety of food could be as fast and simple as using the checkout scanner at the grocery store.

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By studying the DNA barcode of predator’s stomach contents, scientists can better combat the Colorado potato beetle.

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Scientists can help enforce wildlife laws and regulations using a technique called DNA barcoding.

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Barcodes are used to identify all sorts of things, from bottles of shampoo to hockey pucks to polar bears. Wait a minute—polar bears?

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