Quantifying soy DNA extracts for downstream GMO detection

14 Mar 2024

In this application note, Thermo Fisher Scientific highlights that the controversy surrounding grocery products containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) has increased the demand for analytical testing in the food and beverage industry. GMOs, or transgenic crops, are altered through bioengineering to introduce desired traits not naturally occurring in the species. Ensuring data reliability in GMO detection is essential for compliance with government regulations. Preparing DNA for qPCR analysis requires high purity and known concentrations, which can be determined using the NanoDrop™ Eight spectrophotometer and Acclaro™ technology, ensuring successful GMO screening in food and beverage products.