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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2002,09:36   

DNA analysis cracks HIV case (Health News, 2002/10/14)

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The case is the first time that "phylogenetic analysis" - a study of the mutation rate of an organism - has been used in a court of law, according to Dr David Hillis of the University of Texas in Austin and colleagues.

This case demonstrates that it is now possible to trace the pathway of infections of viruses among individuals within a population, Hillis said.


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