New Multiplex qPCR Assay Measures mtDNA Copy Number, Aging-related Deletions | GenomeWeb

Researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center recently developed an assay capable of quantifying nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA copy number, and the ratio of age-related deletions in the mitochondrial genome, in a single qPCR. This triplex assay could help standardize mitochondrial DNA analysis, and has potential applications in age-related disease research and forensic identification of human remains.

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