At UC Berkeley, we’ll help you write your first essay: ACGTAGCGATCTAGCTGACTGCATGCTAGCTAGCATGCTAGCTGACTGT. Are you having difficulty deciphering it? Well, if you’ve been truthful, it describes a part of who you are:
Instead of the usual required summer-reading book, this year’s incoming freshmen at the University of California, Berkeley, will get something quite different: a cotton swab on which they can, if they choose, send in a DNA sample.
Is this really a wise investment of resources for a school facing budget cuts? And I thought BeenVerified.com would be the creepiest thing I would hear about this week.