Earlier this month, doctors announced that for the first time a baby born with an HIV infection had been cured. To verify the results, the researchers turned to a droplet digital PCR.
We speak with researchers Matthew Strain and Daniel Kuritzkes about the use of droplet digital PCR for the detection and quantification of low-level infectious pathogens.
Also, in our science round table with science writers Sarah C.P. Williams and Ashley Yeager, we discuss how the sequester could affect the number of journal retractions.
|Featured in this Episode|
|Matthew Strain is Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego.|
|Daniel Kuritzkes is a professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.|
|Sarah C.P. Williams is a freelance science writer based out of Kailua, Hawaii. You can follow her latest work at http://www.facebook.com/sarahcpwilliams.
|Ashley Yeager works in the Office of News and Communications at Duke University and is also a freelance science writer. You can follow her at https://plus.google.com/104786459743651414888/about.
|Andrew S. Wiecek is news editor at BioTechniques and host of the monthly podcast BenchTalk.You can follow him at http://www.biotechniques.com/news.|
|Episode Notes & Links|
Matthew Strain Interview
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Why Johnny Can't Clone: An interview with Dr. Ichiro Matsumura on his Practical Guide for best practices in molecular cloning
Reducing contamination in ancient DNA samples: An interview with Drs. Petra Korlević and Matthias Meyer
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