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Deep sequencing of 15 samples of traditional Chinese medicines

Researchers at Murdoch University have used new DNA sequencing technology to reveal the animal and plant composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). Some of the TCM samples tested contained potentially toxic plant ingredients, allergens, and traces of endangered animals. "TCMs have a long cultural history, but today consumers need to be aware of the legal and health safety issues before adopting them as a treatment option," Dr Bunce, research leader and Murdoch University Australian Research Council Future Fellow, said.
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Deep sequencing reveals potentially toxic, trade-restricted ingredients in some traditional Chinese medicines

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Researchers have used new DNA sequencing technology to reveal the animal and plant composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). Some of the TCM samples tested contained potentially toxic plant ingredients, allergens, and tra... Read Post

Traditional Chinese Medicines - Some Are Dangerous

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Australian border officials seized 15 TCMs (traditional Chinese medicines), which researchers from the Murdoch University analyzed to reveal the animal and plant composition by using new DNA sequencing technology. The results, publi... Read Post

Traditional Chinese Medicines: Deep Sequencing Reveals Undeclared, Potentially Toxic, And Trade-Restricted Ingredients Within 15 Samples

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Researchers at Murdoch University have used new DNA sequencing technology to reveal the animal and plant composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). Some of the TCM samples tested contained potentially toxic plant ingredien... Read Post


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