The History of PCR, Featuring miniPCR

miniPCR featured in National Geographic perspective by Fedor Kossakovski

“Bombastic biochemist Kary Mullis invented PCR, a tool that redefined genetic science, while driving in 1983. That was only the beginning.,” starts the article published February 19th on the National Geographic website. It goes on to explain the origins of the polymerase chain reaction, how it works, and the way it helped transform the world. But that was just the start — fast forward 30 years, past the central role of PCR in the Human Genome Project, and we get to miniPCR. PCR for everyone, everywhere. PCR for field biologists, PCR for students in classrooms — even for astronauts on the International Space Station!

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