Time to Keep a Closer Eye on Fifi | GenomeWeb

Soon there'll be a DNA database for anything you can imagine. Today's entry: an Israeli city near Tel Aviv is "setting up a special DNA database of local dogs," according to this BBC story. "They will use the data to match dogs' droppings to owners - and punish those who do not clean up after their pets." Now that's what we all had in mind when genomics took off, right?

 

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