Author Topic: Inventor of PCR test thought that virus testing with PCR to be wrong  (Read 659 times)

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I find it interesting that the guy who invented the PCR test disapproved of how it has been used. People seem to just assume the test works despite tremendous evidence that would suggest otherwise

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4172096/#:~:text=Kary%20Mullis%20%E2%80%93%20the%20scientist%20who,of%20virus%20circulating%20in%20plasma.&text=Kary%20Mullis%20%E2%80%A6%20is%20thoroughly%20convinced,not%20the%20cause%20of%20AIDS.

 Dr. Kary Mullis – the scientist who won the 1993 Nobel Prize for inventing the PCR test and whose quote introduced this article (Table ​(Table1)1) – has strongly opposed using the technique for determining the amount of virus circulating in plasma. Lauritsen explains:

Kary Mullis … is thoroughly convinced that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. With regard to the viral-load tests, which attempt to use PCR for counting viruses, Mullis has stated: “Quantitative PCR is an oxymoron.” PCR is intended to identify substances qualitatively, but by its very nature is unsuited for estimating numbers