PCR and Cloning: A Technology for the 21st Century by Comfort U. Inyang


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was first conceived one evening in the spring of 1983 by Kary Mullis, while driving his car down a California highway from San- Francisco to Mendocino. This discovery has revolutionized molecular biology. Today, new forms of PCR and the related techniques of cloning are finding new applications at the cutting edge of biomedicine and other life sciences. This technology is a breakthrough that has allowed life scientists to
advance their understanding of genetics and cellular function significantly. PCR is probably as fundamental to molecular biology as the structure of DNA.

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