NEW YORK (GenomeWeb)— Two new studies demonstrate improved methods using droplet digital PCR to detect very low viral loads in HIV-positive patients.

Poster abstracts presented at the HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow Congress and published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society earlier this month indicate that researchers have found ways to push the detection threshold for HIV using ddPCR much lower than that of real-time PCR.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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