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DNA Sequence Finds Endangered Animals In Traditional Chinese Medicines
2012-04-14 05:30:30

Researchers at Murdoch University have revealed the composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) through DNA sequencing technology. They found that some of the 15 TCM samples tested contained potentially toxic plant ingredients, allergens, and traces of endangered animals. "TCMs have a long cultural history, but today consumers need to be aware of the legal and health safety issues before adopting them as a treatment option," Dr Bunce, research leader and Murdoch University...

2012-04-13 11:29:46

Deep sequencing reveals undeclared, potentially toxic, and trade-restricted ingredients within 15 samples of traditional Chinese medicines Researchers at Murdoch University have used new DNA sequencing technology to reveal the animal and plant composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). Some of the TCM samples tested contained potentially toxic plant ingredients, allergens, and traces of endangered animals. "TCMs have a long cultural history, but today consumers need to be...


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