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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