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Bio-Rad GTCA Song

A video to understand the sequences of G, C, T, and A.

This video is really optional, but it’s hilarious. It’s here to remind us that DNA doesn’t just work in the body, but in the research lab, too. And you can buy enzymes from companies like BIO-RAD (which made this video) that will, using a technique called PCR (polymerase chain reaction) allow you to multiply a particular sequence of G, C, T and A’s a million-fold so that you have enough to do your research on. I guess it’s obvious that in the lab as in the clinic, scientists and medics do a lot of dancing.

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