Wal-Mart, GNC Said to Face Continuing Supplement Probe

by jeeg 13. February 2015 22:21
  New York’s attorney general is demanding more information from big U.S. retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and GNC Holdings Inc. about the herbal supplements they sell, a person familiar with the matter said. The request for information on ingredients and health claims is the ... [More]

Genetic Flotsam Offers Clues to Ocean Biodiversity

by jeeg 5. February 2015 00:16
    When scientists want to know what life-forms live in deep water, they have to send submersibles or cast nets and grabs hung from long cables. These methods are expensive, however, and they offer only a hint of the biodiversity hidden far below the waves. “In the deep sea,&... [More]

New York State starts to crack down on mislabeled pills with DNA barcoding

by jeeg 4. February 2015 22:46
  What's that in your St. John's wort supplement, or your ginkgo biloba pill? What if it's not the plant you thought at all? The New York State Attorney General's office DNA-tested dozens of bottles of big-brand supplements to determine what they actually contained, the New York Times report... [More]

DNA Barcodes Next Step in Fighting Crime in South Australia

by jeeg 22. August 2012 00:12
COUNTERFEITERS, cattle rustlers, terrorists and drug cartels are all potential targets for DNA barcode technology to be commercially launched soon by Adelaide company GeneWorks, managers say. But the $82 billion global security market is not the only industry expected to benefit from the Theb... [More]
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