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UC Berkeley Asking Incoming Students For DNA

 
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UC Berkeley Asking Incoming Students For DNA
BERKELEY, Calif. -- UC Berkeley is adding something a little different this year in its welcome package -- cotton swabs for a DNA sample.

In the past, incoming freshman and transfer students have received a rather typical welcome book from the College of Letters and Science's "On the Same Page" program, but this year the students will be asked for more.

The students will be asked to voluntarily submit a DNA sample. The cotton swabs will come with two bar code labels. One label will be put on the DNA sample and the other is kept for the students own records.

The confidential process is being overseen by Jasper Rine, a campus professor of Genetics and Development Biology, who says the test results will help students make decisions about their diet and lifestyle.

Once the DNA sample is sent in and tested, it will show the student’s ability to tolerate alcohol, absorb folic acid and metabolize lactose.

The results of the test will be put in a secure online database where students will be able to retrieve their results by using their bar code.

Rine hopes that this will excite students to be more hands-on with their college experience.

"This type of experience is one of the true, unique values of a Berkeley education. We don't just give you books to read,” Mark Schlissel, dean of the division of biological sciences said. “We involve you in cutting edge issues in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. You won't see this anywhere else in higher education."

Previously incoming students were advised to read Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and Stephen Hawking's "A Briefer History of Time" as behavioral guides.

There will also be a variety of events and lectures at the campus on lifestyle choices for all undergraduate students who choose not to participate in the DNA program.

There will also be a science-themed art contest that will award the four best entries with a full genetic analysis.

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"Once the DNA sample is sent in and tested, it will show the student’s ability to tolerate alcohol, absorb folic acid and metabolize lactose.

The results of the test will be put in a secure online database where students will be able to retrieve their results by using their bar code.

Rine hopes that this will excite students to be more hands-on with their college experience."

Wow, I hope there aren't too many that get "excited" about this loss of privacy. Hope these freshman know that nothing is secure in any college database.

Their parents should be outraged!
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Their parents should be outraged!
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Isn't UC Berkeley one of the most liberal moonbat colleges in the US?

Like George Carlin always said...when Fascism comes to the US it won't be in Jackboots but in a smiley face T-shirt with tennis shoes
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This makes me want to go and enrol there. I'd print off and attach this to their cotton swabs they'd give me:

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BERKELEY, Calif. -- UC Berkeley is adding something a little different this year in its welcome package -- cotton swabs for a DNA sample.

In the past, incoming freshman and transfer students have received a rather typical welcome book from the College of Letters and Science's "On the Same Page" program, but this year the students will be asked for more.

The students will be asked to voluntarily submit a DNA sample. The cotton swabs will come with two bar code labels. One label will be put on the DNA sample and the other is kept for the students own records.

The confidential process is being overseen by Jasper Rine, a campus professor of Genetics and Development Biology, who says the test results will help students make decisions about their diet and lifestyle.

Once the DNA sample is sent in and tested, it will show the student’s ability to tolerate alcohol, absorb folic acid and metabolize lactose.

The results of the test will be put in a secure online database where students will be able to retrieve their results by using their bar code.

Rine hopes that this will excite students to be more hands-on with their college experience.

"This type of experience is one of the true, unique values of a Berkeley education. We don't just give you books to read,” Mark Schlissel, dean of the division of biological sciences said. “We involve you in cutting edge issues in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. You won't see this anywhere else in higher education."

Previously incoming students were advised to read Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and Stephen Hawking's "A Briefer History of Time" as behavioral guides.

There will also be a variety of events and lectures at the campus on lifestyle choices for all undergraduate students who choose not to participate in the DNA program.

There will also be a science-themed art contest that will award the four best entries with a full genetic analysis.

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Guarandamntee you that NSA will get a copy.
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Maybe it's time for a decent sized sample dna test from the younger people to see if they are "changing" as a group or if it is just a few atm?
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Their parents should be outraged!

Isn't UC Berkeley one of the most liberal moonbat colleges in the US?

Like George Carlin always said...when Fascism comes to the US it won't be in Jackboots but in a smiley face T-shirt with tennis shoes
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Wrong dumbass.

Berkeley is one of the most distinguished universities in the ENTIRE WORLD.

Some of the greatest innovators the world has ever known, have come from UC Berkeley.
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muslims in charge obviously mathetes.

dumbass
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Their parents should be outraged!

Isn't UC Berkeley one of the most liberal moonbat colleges in the US?

Like George Carlin always said...when Fascism comes to the US it won't be in Jackboots but in a smiley face T-shirt with tennis shoes



Berkeley is one of the most distinguished universities in the ENTIRE WORLD.


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 943277

For studies in moonbattery maybe...now rush down there and give them your DNA noob
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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Their parents should be outraged!

Isn't UC Berkeley one of the most liberal moonbat colleges in the US?

Like George Carlin always said...when Fascism comes to the US it won't be in Jackboots but in a smiley face T-shirt with tennis shoes
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That's OK, Methetes. We'll use it later. (kidding, kidding, kidding). Srsly, tho......what in the hell are they NOT thinking??????
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Their parents should be outraged!

Isn't UC Berkeley one of the most liberal moonbat colleges in the US?

Like George Carlin always said...when Fascism comes to the US it won't be in Jackboots but in a smiley face T-shirt with tennis shoes


That's OK, Methetes. We'll use it later. (kidding, kidding, kidding). Srsly, tho......what in the hell are they NOT thinking??????
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 974793

Insanity...but its coming to all of us sooner or later :)
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Their parents should be outraged!

Isn't UC Berkeley one of the most liberal moonbat colleges in the US?

Like George Carlin always said...when Fascism comes to the US it won't be in Jackboots but in a smiley face T-shirt with tennis shoes



Berkeley is one of the most distinguished universities in the ENTIRE WORLD.



For studies in moonbattery maybe...now rush down there and give them your DNA noob
 Quoting: mathetes

Wow, the sheer ignorance on this forum is unmatched!

Are you seriously arguing that Berkeley hasn't turned out some of the greatest engineers, scientists, and researchers the modern world has ever known?
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Their parents should be outraged!

Isn't UC Berkeley one of the most liberal moonbat colleges in the US?

Like George Carlin always said...when Fascism comes to the US it won't be in Jackboots but in a smiley face T-shirt with tennis shoes



Berkeley is one of the most distinguished universities in the ENTIRE WORLD.



For studies in moonbattery maybe...now rush down there and give them your DNA noob

Wow, the sheer ignorance on this forum is unmatched!

Are you seriously arguing that Berkeley hasn't turned out some of the greatest engineers, scientists, and researchers the modern world has ever known?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 943277

Not arguing that at all...they were a great University at one time...now rush down there and give them your DNA. If you can't see the insanity of this then your too far gone anyway
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