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January 09, 2007

Prof Featured in Maclean's, Esquire

Integrative biology Prof. Paul Hebert is featured in a one-page science article in the latest issue of Maclean’s magazine. In addition, Esquire magazine named DNA barcoding one of the "Hot 45 Ideas/Things for 2006" in its December issue.

Both articles focus on Hebert’s groundbreaking research on DNA barcoding and how it’s changing the way species are differentiated and identified. Hebert heads the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, which is the leading contributor to a global project involving researchers in 120 organizations that seek to identify and catalogue all species on Earth using a telltale snippet of DNA.

He also directs the new Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, located on the west side of campus, that is the only research and collection facility of its kind in the world. Already, DNA barcoding has led to the discovery of new species of birds, butterflies and fishes.

The Maclean's article may be found on page 44 of the January 17 issue of the magazine.

Read the Esquire article

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