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Aug 25 2008 - 12:04 PM
Amateur Scientists
The Times ran a nice story about two New York City students who used a simplified genetic fingerprinting technique to test the accuracy of sushi labeling. What is striking to me about this story is the claim made at the end by Jesse H. Ausubel of Rockefeller University. Ausubel sees experiments like this as a return to a time when science was conducted by interested amateurs. Unlike similar claims made for Wikipedia (where what I normally find is copy and paste jobs from authoritative sources) this one seems to have some merit.
Posted in: FYIEducation|By: Jeff Frank|26506 Reads