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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new DNA testing service could help address concerns raised by the European horse meat crisis of 2013, when regulators found that European beef contained large amounts of horsemeat.

Luxembourg-based Eurofins has developed a new testing service to address problems with adulterated meat. Based on DNA chip technology and able to detect up to 21 species from a single sample, the test uses consensus PCR of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and hybridization arrays to miniaturize and multiplex the detection of extraneous species.

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