The Future of PCR

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In a field that changes as rapidly as this one, it’s hard to imagine any technology that, after 20 years, would remain essentially unchanged and still be used by a vast majority of scientists. But PCR has managed to do precisely that — to the extent that today, two decades after its invention by Kary Mullis, biologists still refer to it as “the gold standard.”

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