General News

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


  • Quirks and Quarks - Backing up the Planet
    Nov 25 2006: BOLD (Barcode of Life Data Systems) was featured on the show "Quirks & Quarks" on CBC Radio.  The segment was called "Backing up the Planet" and featured Sujeevan Ratnasingham from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding.   Bob McDonald 2006. CBC Radio - Quirks & Quarks
  • Every time a butterfly flaps its wings in Guelph...
    Sep 26 2006: New research by a Canadian biologis is changing the way scientists identify species, writes Stephen Strauss.   Stephen Strauss 2006. The Globe and Mail.  B10
  • Cracking the Code
    May 25 2006: DNA barcoding is set to uproot the ‘tree of life’ and revolutionise the way we classify animals. It may also have massive benefi ts for wildlife conservation.   Atkinson, Nick 2006. Entangled.  50-51
  • Garden in Full Bloom
    Apr 30 2006: In a world of declining biodiversity, botanical gardens are coming into their own -- both as storehouses of rare plants and skills, and increasingly as centres of molecular research.   Emma Marris 2006. Nature. 440 860-86
  • The Barcode of Life Takes Flight
    Apr 1 2006: Many researchers initially scoffed at the idea that you can use a tiny string of an organism’s DNA to accurately identify the species to which it belongs. No more. Research on DNA barcoding has exploded, thanks to the backing of heavyweights like the Smithsonian and tens of millions of dollars in funding. The goal is to develop a complete catalogue of Earth’s life forms using the novel technique. The man at the centre of this Canadian-initiated effort takes his new-found fame and research wealth with a dose of good humour.   Stephen Strauss 2006. University Affairs.

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