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UK scientists plan digital library of all life

BRAVE NEW PLAN Using pattern-recognition software, British scientists want to establish a Digital Automated Identification System (Daisy) for all forms of life on Earth

THE GUARDIAN , LONDON

Daisy is part of a series of projects set up by the museum to identify and catalogue life on Earth.

In February, the museum announced plans to record the genetic fingerprints for the species, to begin the process of providing a kind of biometric identity card for millions of species by 2010.

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