By Ben Butkus

Scientists from Eurofins' GeneScan business have developed and validated a multiplex real-time PCR assay to screen for the presence of genetically modified organisms in food, feed, and seed.

The assay is the first example of a hexaplex real-time PCR assay using Applied Biosystems (part of Life Technologies) TaqMan probes, and is expected to reduce the time and cost associated with current GMO screening methods without compromising sensitivity, according to one of the scientists.

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