Daily Archives: August 12, 2010


The Berkeley Wire: 8.12.10

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Follow-up: State Dept limits DNA testing at Cal

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UC Berkeley will go ahead with its controversial DNA testing program for freshmen, but with one key change: students won’t receive personal analyses of the three genes being tested. Instead, professors will lecture on the politics of personalized medicine and the results of the data as a whole.

The change was necessitated by a California Department of Health decision today mandating that the testing be done only in specific state-certified laboratories. But it’s too late in the game for … Continue reading »

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New restaurant Slow opens in emerging foodie ghetto

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A restaurant named “Slow” in Berkeley — if it didn’t exist someone would have to invent it. And that someone is Kyle Anderson with his new “California with a European twist” place on a section of University that is emerging as a dynamic, albeit micro, gourmet ghetto.

Anderson, 28, hails from Omaha, Nebraska, and has worked as a chef in the kitchens of Daniel Boulud in New York and Charlie Trotter in Chicago — Michelin stars and Diamond ratings roll … Continue reading »

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