Saturday, 16 February 2008

PCR, when you need to find out who the daddy is...

For all those scientists who struggle with polymerase chain reactions (PCR), this one is for you....

http://bio-rad.cnpg.com/lsca/videos/ScientistsForBetterPCR/


Lyrics:

The PCR Song

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)

The line about finding out who your daddy is cracks me up...lol

Source: Biorad

Extra links:
What is PCR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymerase_chain_reaction

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