Elizabeth Joh in Bon Appetit

January 21, 2015

It’s not everyday one of our Advisory Panel members is quoted in Bon Appetit, but since we’re talking about DNA in restaurants, it’s also not a surprise that Elizabeth Joh was interviewed.

The Murky Legal World of the DNA You Leave Behind at Restaurants

Think about everything else you left behind at the table the last time you went to a restaurant. Well, a good tip, hopefully. Maybe that horrid scarf your aunt gave you for Christmas.

But you also left behind telltale pieces of yourself: a strand of hair on the tablecloth, skin flakes on the arm rest of your chair, and saliva on your fork. In other words, you left enough DNA for anyone to find out more about your genetic identity than you probably know yourself. Read the rest here

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