General News

DNA barcoding is making news around the world, with the most recent articles collected below.


  • Check out plan to barcode world's species
    Sep 19 2007: Canadian scientists are working on an ambitious project to create a global database of up to half a million of the world's species using DNA barcoding technology.    2007. The Sydney Morning Herald.  2.
  • DNA Barcode to Identify World's Species
    Sep 18 2007: Smithsonian researchers are among the leaders in a worldwide effort to revolutionize the way scientists identify species in the laboratory and in the field with a technique called DNA barcoding, says Eurekalert press release. Similar to the barcode that identifies an item at the grocery store, a DNA barcode is used to identify and distinguish biological species.   2007. The Hindu. Science & Technology
  • DNA Barcoding: from fruit flies to puffer fish
    Sep 15 2007: Hundreds of experts in DNA barcoding meet in Taiwan next week for a major conference on this young, cutting-edge science which could have wide-ranging implications for health and the environment.
  • New frontier for DNA team: A bar code for every animal
    Sep 15 2007: Unless you have a degree in taxonomy, identifying all of the flora and fauna is an insurmountable task. University of Guelph scientists hope to change that using something retail stores have relied on for years: bar codes. Researchers at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario are starting to assign a unique DNA identifier in the form of a genetic bar code to every animal species on the planet.
  • Wrestling with Biodiversity
    Sep 1 2007: The inventor of DNA barcoding, Paul Hebert, leads the charge for an international effort to understand the Earth's biodiversity.   Barker, Veronique 2007. Innovation Canada. 30 .

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