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January 15, 2008
GOOD DAY FOR: Familiar tastes, after the FDA concluded that meat and milk products from healthy cloned animals and their offspring are as safe as those from normal animals. The conclusion clears the last hurdle for products from cloned cattle, pigs, and goats to be sold in the U.S., probably in a few years. (The Washington Post, free registration)
BAD DAY FOR: Value judgments, as California scientists have found that people enjoy a bottle of wine marked at $90 more than the same bottle priced at $10. “Even more intriguingly,” the researchers said, “changing the price at which an energy drink is purchased can influence the ability to solve puzzles.” (CNet News)
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