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What’s in your teabag?

Students’ barcode probe reveals unlisted ingredients Take another look at that cup of tea. Three New York City high school students used DNA barcoding to discover that several herbal brews and a few brands of tea contain ingredients unlisted on the manufacturers’ package. The teenagers also discovered genetic variation between broad-leaf teas exported from India […]

WG 5.4 – Education Initiatives for Schools and Media

Chair: David Secko Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Research Problem and Objectives This project recognizes the need to develop educational resources as first step in creating a suitable environment for further public engagement activities in the new technology of DNA barcoding. iBOL activities need this educational base to avoid the risk of an undernourished environment for […]


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