HIV Whole-Genome Sequencing Now: Answering Still-Open Questions

March 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Journal of Clinical Microbiology April 2016 V.54 N.4 P.834-835

Karin J. Metzner

Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Institute of Medical Virology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Diversity, evolution, and epidemiology of HIV are directly relevant to HIV transmission and pathogenesis; hence, they play a key role in antiretroviral treatment and vaccine design. Global HIV whole-genome sequencing would provide a treasure chest of data to answer many questions still open in these fields. An article by Berg et al. in this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology describes a universal strategy to amplify and sequence heterogeneous HIV whole genomes

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, HIV/SIDA, HIV/SIDA Laboratorio.

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