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New test can reveal GMOs in food

| | January 24, 2014

The first comprehensive test to detect genetic modification in food has been unveiled. As the abundance of genetically modified (GM) foods continues to grow, so does the demand for monitoring and labeling them.

To help inform shoppers and enforce regulations, scientists have announced the first comprehensive method to detect genetic modifications in food in one convenient, accurate test.

The researchers have developed a test termed “MACRO,” which stands for: multiplex amplification on a chip with readout on a microarray. The technique combines two well-known genetic methods to flag about 97 percent of the known commercialized modifications, almost twice as many as other tests. It also can be easily expanded to include future genetically modified crops.

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