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Friday, June 2, 2000
Clothing labels with a human touch

 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Forget 100 percent cotton. Look for X and Y chromosomes in Olympic clothing.

 DNA from an Australian athlete will be incorporated into the label tags of licensed Olympic clothes to prevent counterfeit merchandise at the Sydney Games.

 Bonds, manufacturers of official Olympic clothing, announced the plan Friday.

 Ron Taylor, director of DNA Technologies, said the authenticity of each item can be verified using an electronic sensor to scan the DNA in the tags.

 The athlete whose DNA will be used in the tags has not been identified.
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TAEKWONDO
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SYNCHRO
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SAILING
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