Tuesday, 13 January 2015

DNAtrax tracks tainted food with molecular bar code

According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), 129,000 Americans are sent to hospital and 3,000 die each year from food poisoning. Currently, tracing contaminated food is largely a matter of record keeping and detective work, but Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, in partnership with DNATrek, have developed DNATrax, a DNA-based additive for directly tracking food from producer to consumer... Continue Reading DNAtrax tracks tainted food with molecular bar code

Section: Science

Tags: Bacteria, DNA, Food, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Piracy, Tracking

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