Navigation Links
Science Group Says Article on DNA Barcode Analysis of Herbs Is Flawed, Contains Errors, Creates Confusion, and Should Be Retracted
Date:11/5/2013

in herbal teas and dietary supplements.

ABC's Blumenthal added that ABC and some of its nonprofit herb expert associates have taken leadership in the United States in the past three years in helping to bring to the herb and dietary supplement industry's attention the problem of accidental and intentional adulteration of herbal raw materials. ABC is the managing partner in an international consortium of independent analytical laboratories, nonprofit organizations, industry companies, trade associations, and others who are supporting the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program, which ABC is conducting with the nonprofit American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) and the NCNPR at the University of Mississippi. The NCNPR is a Center of Excellence with the US Food and Drug Administration. It analyzes botanical ingredients on contract for the FDA and develops laboratory analytical methods for determining proper identity and the possible presence of contaminants and/or adulterants in botanical raw materials and extracts.

Dr. Gafner, lead author of the ABC critique, is the technical manager of the Botanical Adulterants Program. Botanist Steven Foster, another critique co-author, is Chair of the ABC Board of Trustees and the author or co-author of four of the five extensive, highly peer-reviewed papers on adulteration of herbs published in HerbalGram by the Botanical Adulterants Program.

The ABC paper ends with the following statement, calling for revision of the DNA paper:


"[I]n our view, and in the opinion of expert reviewers of this critique, and with all due respect to the authors and BMC Medicine, the journal should retract this paper, and require that the authors address various errors and ambiguities by appropriately rewriting, correcting, and resubmitting it to the journal. The editors o
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Botanical Council
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Garage Start-ups Now Possible in Life Sciences Industry
2. Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Rolls Out First Phase of Strategic Refocus With Appointment of Four Key Leaders in The Bioscience Industry to Its Board of Directors
3. Ambit Biosciences Names Michael A. Martino President and Chief Executive Officer
4. Kansas Bioscience Authority Announces FY11 Outcomes of $207 Million
5. A New Mechanism for Tau Protein Pathology in Alzheimers Disease was Presented by Oligomerix, Inc. at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
6. BioSpace Spotlights Northwests Life Science Community
7. CNR Rao wins 2011 Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize
8. DiaTech Life Sciences Announces Medical Advisory Board
9. Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. Provides Largest Corporate Gift in Science Museum of Virginias History
10. The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation Into Possible Securities Laws Violations by Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
11. Leaders in Science Join Upcoming Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Oldest Science Foundation in America
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/1/2015)... and BANGALORE, India , July ... profiling company that uses next generation sequencing technology to ... Scott A. Storrer as chief executive officer. In ... will be responsible for all strategy, business expansion and ... who has served as Strand,s chairman and CEO since ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... July 1, 2015 InferMed ... will ... evidence-based clinical s olutions suite   ... medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of  ... support (CDS) technology company. InferMed,s Arezzo technology supports ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... , ... Students and faculty from Beijing City University will ... Biotechnology,” an applied biotechnology course team-taught by faculty members from both institutions. The ... both universities and is taught on both continents. , “Our alliance with Beijing ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... June 30, 2015  Today, Americord Registry, one of the ... Andrew Horne , a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150630/226958LOGO   "We are ... Board," says Martin Smithmyer , CEO of Americord. "He ... career that will assist Americord,s growth and vision." ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 2Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 3Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 2Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 3Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 4Rivier University and Beijing City University Academic and Cultural Exchanges Begin 2Americord Registry Announces Andrew Horne as Advisory Board Member 2
... 2011 Cross reference:   Picture ... be downloaded free of charge at:   http://www.presseportal.de/pm/18701/eppendorf-ag?keygroup=bild ... Science from 2008, Dr. Andrew Holt and ... how chemicals used as manufacturing additives can substantially inhibit ...
... HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 2, 2011 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ... presentations on data from its robust oncology portfolio at ... for patients with cancers and hematological diseases. ... held from December 6-10, will feature data presentations from ...
... Ltd. - (OTCBB: HADSY), a publicly traded portfolio of ... owned by the Hadassah University Hospital, Israel,s foremost medical ... companies have received grant approvals from the Israeli Office ... Industry, Trade and Labor. These approvals ...
Cached Biology Technology:Eppendorf Video Features Dr Andrew Holt's Work on Bioactive Leachates From Plastic Consumables 2Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 2Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 3Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 4Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 5Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 6Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 7Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 8Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 9Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 10Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 11Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 12Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 13Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 14Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 15Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 16Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 17Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 18Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 19Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 20Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts 21Hadasit Bio-Holdings Ltd. Reports Significant External Financing for Portfolio Companies 2
(Date:6/25/2015)...  Imagine a tool specifically designed to help you ... That,s exactly what USANA,s True Health Assessment ... health program provides a personalized approached to measuring your ... lifestyle and nutrition. At the Canadian ... USANA,s THA was honored with the Industry Innovation Award. ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... June 24, 2015 This report provides market ... next six years. It contains an analysis of the ... with their impact from the short, medium, and long ... the industry, market, and technology trends that currently, prevail ... of concerned authorities to efficiently manage the increasing marine ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... MARTIGNY, Switzerland , June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... strategic partnership with emerging biometric password solution one ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150623/225014LOGO one face in, ... offers a ground-breaking and affordable multifactor-authentication biometric answer ... speaker recognition technology, provided in partnership with KeyLemon, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):@USANAinc's Personalized Nutrition Program Wins Industry Innovation Award 2Automatic Identification System Market by Class, by Platform, by Application and by Geography - Global Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020 2KeyLemon Announces Partnership With Biometric Password Solution onefacein 2
... researchers and collaborators have found, in a previously identified ... five cases of isolated cleft lip. It is the ... cleft lip alone, rather than both cleft lip and ... unknown genetic mechanism and could eventually help with diagnosis, ...
... Journal of Cell Biology how the altered behavior ... On 2D surfaces, cells may migrate randomly, or be ... extracellular matrix, are known to influence the mode of ... has suggested that an integrin called a5b1 drives random ...
... New material could speed development of hydrogen powered vehicles ... design of a new material that almost meets the U.S. ... could help eliminate a key roadblock to practical hydrogen-powered vehicles. ... explosive gas, is scheduled for the Oct. 8 issue of ...
Cached Biology News:Study finds genetic variant plays role in cleft lip 2Study finds genetic variant plays role in cleft lip 3American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac 2American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac 3American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac 4American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac 5American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac 6American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac 7American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac 8
... SYBR Green I nucleic acid gel stain ... that has bright fluorescence when bound to dsDNA ... for detecting dsDNA in gels using laser scanners ... acid stain has also found uses in capillary ...
Synonym: modified Grace's Insect medium...
... The active ingredient in Molecular ... which appears to act as a ... fluorescence emission. Our original SlowFade formulation ... fading rate of fluorescein to almost ...
... is a proteohormone with a molecular weight of 16 ... ob gene and produced by adipocytes [1,2]. Leptin ... regulation of body weight [1-3]. In the human, ... men and women [4]. A relationship between serum ...
Biology Products: