What is PCR?

Perhaps it was not the most friendly introduction to scientific techniques, but PCR has been all over the news for what now looks like an eternity. But PCR is one of the many lab techniques used to test for the presence or absence of gene or gene mutation. Or to check if the modifications to a particular DNA fragment are correct. For PCR to exist two major breakthroughs were needed, the first one, was the design or discovery of a stable polymerase, and the…

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Octavio Gonzalez-Lugo

Octavio Gonzalez-Lugo

Writing about math, natural sciences, academia and any other thing that I can think about.