UC Berkeley asking incoming students for DNA

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

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.

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