CHINA: Current bird flu tests inadequate, say scientists
The Chinese government should have used newly developed DNA test to identify the spread of bird flu, according to biotech scientists. They said that the tests, developed by HKDNA Chips in Hong Kong, are around 100 times more sensitive than the tests currently being used, and maintain that the outbreak of avian flu last month could have been dealt with more quickly if DNA tests had been used to detect it earlier.
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