Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The PCR Method - a DNA Copying Machine

PCR is a method by which a few fragments of DNA can be duplicated into millions in a couple of hours. This makes PCR a very useful method in forensic science, as it means that very small amounts of DNA could be enough to identify a person. PCR was invented by Kary Mullis, one of two Nobel Laureates in Chemistry in 1993. If you play the game below, you will be able to learn more about PCR!

This is a game crated with the support of Aventis for better understanding of the PCR method. Check this out its really breathtaking discovery in chemistry retold in our terms as a story.

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