JAN 27, 2015 2:30 PM PST

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

WRITTEN BY: Greg Cruikshank

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) allows researchers to amplify DNA in a test tube. This process uses an enzyme derived from heat-resistant bacteria. The steps of PCR are driven by changes in temperature.
About the Author
  • With over 20 years of sales and marketing experience at various Life Science & Biotech Companies, Greg Cruikshank is leveraging his professional and entrepreneurial skills running the internet company LabRoots, Inc. LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, offering top scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Greg has a passion for reptiles, raising various types of snakes and lizards since he was a young boy. This passion has evolved into starting the company Snake Country. At Snake Country, we breed and specialize in Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boas, and various morphs of Boa Constrictors and Ball Pythons. We have hundreds of snakes in our collection.
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