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Bear and Antelope DNA Found in Traditional Chinese Medicine | Care2 Causes

Bear and Antelope DNA Found in Traditional Chinese Medicine | Care2 Causes

Scientists at Australia’s Murdoch University have found traces of endangered animals including the Asiatic black bear and the saiga antelope in fifteen traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products via DNA sequencing. As such treatments often contain numerous ingredients and are often in pill and powder form, determining exactly what is in them is difficult. Using a deep-sequencing approach, the scientists were able to discover that the 15 TCM products contain toxic chemicals and animal DNA from endangered species, including from animals protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). As a recent PLoS Genetics article by the Murdoch University scientists says, such treatments have been practiced for thousands of years in China; it is only in the past few decades that they have been used outside its borders. More and more, concerns have be...

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