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Molecular Pathology

Polymerase Chain Reaction



Author: Rodney E. Shackelford, D.O., Ph.D. (see Reviewers page)

Revised: 22 September 2012, last major update July 2010

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● Initial PCR protocols were very useful for amplifying often vanishingly small copies of a specific DNA sequence in complex DNA mixtures, such as fragmented genomic DNA

● Many variations of standard PCR are now commonly used to answer specific molecular diagnostic and research questions


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