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Quantifying HIV levels in patients on antiviral therapy demands assays able to function well in the lowest ranges. A recent study in PLOS One has shown seminested qPCR to be more reliable for detecting ultra-low levels of cell-associated HIV RNA than droplet digital PCR, in part due to fluorescence in no-template control droplets.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.