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November 23, 2012

Featured Video: Scientists (and Singers) for Better PCR

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    This video, brought to you from Bio-Rad, literally sings the praises of PCR. From solving crimes to finding out "who the daddy is", this workhorse technique deserves the musical energy and attention these talented Scientists for Better PCR put toward this entertaining performance. Turn up the volume and enjoy!

    Click here to watch the video. Also, don't miss the sequel, GTCA Is the New YMCA!

    "The PCR Song" lyrics:

    There was a time when to amplify DNA,
    You had to grow tons and tons of tiny cells.
    Then along came a guy named Dr. Kary Mullis,
    Said you can amplify in vitro just as well.
    Just mix your template with a buffer and some primers,
    Nucleotides and polymerases, too.
    Denaturing, annealing, and extending.
    Well it’s amazing what heating and cooling and heating will do.

    PCR, when you need to detect mutations.
    PCR, when you need to recombine.
    PCR, when you need to find out who the daddy is.
    PCR, when you need to solve a crime.
    (repeat chorus)

    Click here to visit the Bio-Rad website.

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