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Polymerase chain reaction

One of the new horizons in medicine series

Each resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.

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Just imagine ......

a technology enabling us to extract a tiny quantity of DNA from a single hair or drop of blood at the scene of a crime and increase the amount of it a million times or more so that it can be analysed

a technology allowing us to analyse the DNA from a bacterial or viral infection in order to diagnose an illness

a technology that makes it possible to mass-produce DNA from fossil remains, extinct for millions of years

This technology exists - it is the polymerase chain reaction.


Image: Amnio PCR


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