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orginal reference PCR

Post by ha » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:34 am

Hey :)

Does anyone know what is the original reference to PCR?

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Post by wbla3335 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:47 am

Mullis K, Faloona F, Scharf S, Saiki R, Horn G, Erlich H.
Specific enzymatic amplification of DNA in vitro: the polymerase chain reaction.
Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1986;51 Pt 1:263-73.

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Post by weesper » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:29 pm

This not quite the original reference; Mullis spoke about his idea to another group and they published before him in Cell. I'd have to look up the reference but Mullis remains the 'inventor' of PCR (and got the Nobel prize).

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