Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies
Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies
The Nobel laureate was a proponent of LSD, a consultant for O.J. Simpson’s legal defense, and the creator of a company that infused jewelry with celebrities’ DNA.
Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies
Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies

The Nobel laureate was a proponent of LSD, a consultant for O.J. Simpson’s legal defense, and the creator of a company that infused jewelry with celebrities’ DNA.

The Nobel laureate was a proponent of LSD, a consultant for O.J. Simpson’s legal defense, and the creator of a company that infused jewelry with celebrities’ DNA.

PCR
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets.
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
Ruth Williams | May 3, 2017
A heat block, a truck battery, and a novel RNA amplification assay make for in-the-field surveillance of the virus.
New Test for Zika OKed
New Test for Zika OKed
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.
Airborne MERS?
Airborne MERS?
Tracy Vence | Jul 22, 2014
Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.
The Sooner, The Better
The Sooner, The Better
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jul 1, 2014
New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.
FlashTaq Hot-Start Taq DNA Polymerase
FlashTaq Hot-Start Taq DNA Polymerase
Empirical Bioscience | Jun 2, 2014
New FlashTaq from Empirical Bioscience Offers Specificity and Stability for PCR.
Opinion: Science Counterculture
Opinion: Science Counterculture
Usha Nair | Dec 9, 2013
On taking DIYbio to the next level
PCR: Past, Present, & Future
PCR: Past, Present, & Future
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Dec 1, 2013
Highlights from a webinar held by The Scientist to celebrate 30 years of PCR: the technique's invention, quantitative real-time PCR, and digital PCR