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Chinese Researchers Estimate Uncertainty in GMO Quantification

April 13, 2012

China's Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 requires that food and feed produced from genetically modified organisms (GMO) should be labeled when its GM contents exceed a set level or threshold. The fluorescence quantitative PCR is used as the standard method to detect the contents of the transgenic component.

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine estimated the uncertainty in the quantification of GMO by the fluorescence real-time PCR method. Procedures were devised to estimate the uncertainty that originates in the analytical processes.

The article is published in the latest issue of the journal China Biotechnology at http://159.226.100.150:8082/biotech/CN/volumn/current.shtml.