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UC Berkeley offer to test DNA of incoming students sparks debate

Jun 1, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Freshmen and transfers are asked to send in a sample of their saliva to be analyzed for reactions to 3 dietary substances. Privacy watchdogs and ethicists criticize the move.

When UC Berkeley officials came up with the idea of asking all new students to volunteer a DNA swab as part of an unusual fall orientation program, they expected to stimulate discussion. They weren't quite prepared for how much.

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