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BAR CODING REVEALS SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT SUSHI

Hat tip to Full Cort Press for this one: a couple of teenage girls used DNA bar coding to uncover a faux sushi scam. Of the samples they collected in New York restaurants and supermarkets, about 25% were mislabeled. And here’s the kicker: they weren’t doing it for investigative purposes…the crazy kids just get a kick from using genetic fingerprinting technology! If more Gen X’ers took up research-oriented hobbies instead of Angry Birds or illegal mp3 downloads, big-industry criminals wouldn’t be able to get away with quite as much petty larceny as they do now. Well done, girls! Have a nonalcoholic malt beverage on me.