February 12th, 2010


Biochemistry 107: Polymerase Chain Reaction

Kary Mullis is a surfer dude and brilliant molecular biologist who got a Nobel prize for his idea. In 1985 he dreamed up an in vitro method for gene amplification. His method is called PCR, polymerase chain reaction. The process is brilliant because it can be completely automated and the starting material can be impure.
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