2 articles published in JoVE
Methods to Increase the Sensitivity of High Resolution Melting Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotyping in Malaria Rachel Daniels1,2, Elizabeth J. Hamilton2, Katelyn Durfee2, Daouda Ndiaye3, Dyann F. Wirth2,5, Daniel L. Hartl1, Sarah K. Volkman2,4 1Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 3Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cheikh Anta Diop University, 4School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, 5Institute of Infectious Diseases, Broad Institute While high resolution melting analysis offers the ability to differentiate between single nucleotide polymorphisms in a heterogeneous population, mutant allele amplification bias can increase its ability to detect alleles present at relatively low percentages within a sample. This protocol describes improvements that improve the sensitivity of high resolution melting analysis.
Dried Blood Spot Collection of Health Biomarkers to Maximize Participation in Population Studies Michael W. Ostler1, James H. Porter1,2, Orfeu M. Buxton1,2,3,4 1Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health, 2 Biomarkers are directly-measured biological indicators of disease or health. In population and social sciences, biomarkers need to be easy to obtain, transport, and analyze. Dried Blood Spot (DBS) collection meets this need, can be collected in the field with high response rates and analyzed for a variety of biomarkers.