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New Inroads into Old Wisdom

The Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin R & D Centre for Chinese Medicine and Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium in the School of Life Sciences jointly hosted the 2nd International Conference on DNA Technology for Authentication, Quality Control and Conservation of Herbal Material between 2 and 5 December 2018. Over 120 scientists and representatives of the herbal industry and regulatory agencies from 10 regions converged to discuss the applications of DNA technology in the medicinal herbs’ authentication, quality assessment and control, as well in the study of their evolution and pharmacology.

This article was originally published in No. 531, Newsletter in Jan 2019.