Assessing the survival of transgenic plant DNA in the human gastrointestinal tract

  title={Assessing the survival of transgenic plant DNA in the human gastrointestinal tract},
  author={T. Netherwood and S. M. Mart{\'i}n-Or{\'u}e and A. O'donnell and Sally Gockling and J. Graham and J. C. Mathers and H. Gilbert},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  • T. Netherwood, S. M. Martín-Orúe, +4 authors H. Gilbert
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Biotechnology
  • The inclusion of genetically modified (GM) plants in the human diet has raised concerns about the possible transfer of transgenes from GM plants to intestinal microflora and enterocytes. The persistence in the human gut of DNA from dietary GM plants is unknown. Here we study the survival of the transgene epsps from GM soya in the small intestine of human ileostomists (i.e., individuals in which the terminal ileum is resected and digesta are diverted from the body via a stoma to a colostomy bag… CONTINUE READING
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