Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Sometimes called "molecular photocopying," the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a fast and inexpensive technique used to "amplify" - copy - small segments of DNA. Because significant amounts of a sample of DNA are necessary for molecular and genetic analyses, studies of isolated pieces of DNA are nearly impossible without PCR amplification.


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  • SourceUrl: http://www.genome.gov/10000207
  • Syndication ID: 3365
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 01:59 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 12:02 AM

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