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Molecular Forensics


Can we establish the origin of an infection by looking at DNA? In the 1990’s, suspicion that HIV in several individuals could be linked to a local dentist was investigated. We will take a closer look at sequence data from this dentist and other HIV positive individuals including patients who believed they were exposed to HIV during dental procedures.

  • examine viral DNA sequence data as forensic evidence


Topic(s): Medical Forensics, Phylogeny/Evolution


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