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Novel DNA Test Detects Food Ingredients, Johannes Gutenberg University Study


4/3/2013 7:55:38 AM

European researchers have adapted the latest techniques of DNA sequencing to create a novel screening procedure that accurately determines the amount of animal, plant and microbial substances in foods. In pilot studies, the new method was able to successfully detect the presence of a 1 percent content of horsemeat in products, and was able to determine the actual amount with a high degree of precision.

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