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The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently launched a Heteroplasmic Mitochondrial DNA Mutation Detection Standard to aid researchers in developing and testing techniques for detecting low-frequency mutations in heteroplasmic DNA, NIST said in a statement. The reference standard includes a set of 10 mixtures of two DNA fragments (different at only one nucleotide) at different relative concentrations, the organization said.

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