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Polymerase Chain Reaction


With its revolutionary yet inexpensive biochemical technology, PCR is considered to be one of the most indispensable techniques used in the medical and biochemical research laboratories.

PCR is an in-vitro biotechnological tool, bypassing the need for the use of microorganisms. Essentially three steps are involved denaturation, annealing, and elongation. Its applications include gene cloning, detection of hereditary disease, anthropological identification, and forensic medicine, just to name a few.

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