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Gregory LaMont Casey gcasey at postoffice.pacbell.net
Tue Sep 29 16:23:42 EST 1998


Let me ask you how is this backpedaling.  Please provide any data on this topic.
I would like to see the backpedaling of Dr. Mullis.

Gregory Casey
microbiologist (I love typing that)


George M. Carter wrote:

> Well, this is true--it's an amplification process!  This seems to be
> backpedaling on Mullis's part.  Indeed, PCR is routinely used to
> measure viral load in blood.  It has limitations, to be sure, but the
> correlation between higher viral load and advancement of disease
> (whether HIV or HCV) is very strong.
>
>                 George M. Carter






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