Gene chip could improve quality, safety of food

01/16/2004 | Financial Times (free content)

Diagnostic tools known as "gene chips" may vastly improve food safety and check the provenance of products. Invented by U.S. biotechnology company Affymetrix, and to be produced under license by BioMerieux, a French company, the chips cannot only tell the difference between duck and goose, but they also can test cattle food, reducing the risk of BSE in beef.

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