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‘Barcode’ microbes could help to trace goods — from lettuce to loafers

Egg-shaped cell with colourful interior and smaller egg-shaped bud on black background.

Yeast cells can be combined with unique DNA sequences to make tags for tracking consumer goods. Credit: Biophoto Associates/SPL

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Nature 582, 151 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-01673-2

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