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Monsanto/TwistDx collaborate on GMO tests

Monsanto and the UK diagnostics company, TwistDx (Cambridge), have agreed to develop DNA amplification-based tests for genetically modified crops. The tests will utilise TwistDx’s proprietary “Recombinase Polymerase Amplification” (RPA) technology. It produces faster results than other DNA detection tests, while maintaining a high level of specificity and senstivity, TwistDx maintains. RPA technology is seen as an alternative to polymerase chain reaction-based tests.

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