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Ghent University researchers examined how well a dozen commercial bisulfite kits fared for DNA fragmentation and DNA recovery. As they report in PLOS One, they assessed the performance of the kits by coupling them with gel electrophoresis, qPCR and digital PCR, and next-generation sequencing to find clear differences between the kits.

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