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UC Berkeley asks incoming students to say more than 'hello'

Jul 16, 2011 10:43:47 PM- latimes.com
5,800 Berkeley freshmen and transfer students are asked to record their voices and accents, which will be mapped and compared to other students' samples. The project is part linguistic experiment, part social science and part ice-breaker.

A UC Berkeley freshman orientation program triggered national debate last year when it asked new students to send in saliva samples for voluntary DNA testing for three dietary traits.


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