Official Satellite Meeting
Presentation by
Eleni Papadopulos et al.

Dept. Med. Phys. Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
Dia 30

The HIV genome was resurrected by the polymerase chain reaction.

However, in addition to the many other problems mentioned so far:

  1. With PCR one detects only small fragments of nucleic acid sequences which means that a positive PCR is not proof for the existence of the whole genome.
  2. PCR reproducibility and specificity have not been determined.