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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – About eight million people worldwide are infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, but research into epidemiology and treatment of this neglected tropical disease has been hampered by the lack of ideal molecular tests.

Now, scientists in Argentina have developed a multiplex PCR assay that may simplify the process, and have demonstrated its potential by typing a large set of international samples.

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