DNA barcoding is not only a useful taxonomic technique, but it can also help save endangered species and verify the accuracy of your dinner menu, says a study done by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History. The team used DNA barcoding to prove that bluefin tuna, a species currently threatened by over-fishing, is routinely served in sushi restaurants in New York and Colorado where it is mislabeled as another type of fish.

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