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Glow-in-the-dark Diagnostics
A nucleic acid detection platform that marries CRISPR diagnostic tools with bioluminescence could accelerate treatment decisions in the clinic.
Glow-in-the-dark Diagnostics
Glow-in-the-dark Diagnostics

A nucleic acid detection platform that marries CRISPR diagnostic tools with bioluminescence could accelerate treatment decisions in the clinic.

A nucleic acid detection platform that marries CRISPR diagnostic tools with bioluminescence could accelerate treatment decisions in the clinic.

polymerase chain reaction

Henry Erlich 
A Not-So-Simple Idea
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 5 min read
A moonlit drive inspired the theory behind PCR. What did it take to make that wild idea reality?
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Important Players for a Successful PCR
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | Apr 20, 2023 | 1 min read
Learn about other PCR components—beyond the polymerase—that are essential for optimal results.
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Cell Culture Conquests: Finding and Defeating the Invisible Enemy
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | Dec 8, 2022 | 3 min read
Cutting-edge reagents, kits, and techniques provide a robust solution to cell culture mycoplasma contamination.
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Cooking up the Perfect PCR Reaction
MilliporeSigma | Sep 13, 2022 | 1 min read
Discover how to obtain optimal PCR results by selecting the right DNA polymerase and optimizing the reaction buffer.
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Microbiologist Thomas Brock Dies at 94
Lisa Winter | Apr 23, 2021 | 2 min read
Brock’s discovery of a thermophile bacteria at Yellowstone National Park in 1966 eventually enabled the development of PCR.
rugby, concussion, brain injury, concussion, trauma, saliva, spit, test, noninvasive, diagnostic, microRNA, small noncoding RNA, PCR, RNA
Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions
Asher Jones | Mar 24, 2021 | 2 min read
A noninvasive saliva test accurately identified concussions in a study of hundreds of rugby players.
Understanding and Optimizing PCR
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Sep 25, 2020 | 1 min read
Do you know how to get the most out of your PCR reactions?
Science Loses Two More
Kate Yandell | Mar 6, 2013 | 2 min read
Oncologist Jane C. Wright and physics Nobel-winner Donald Glaser have died.
Rapid Bird Flu Test
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2012 | 1 min read
New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.
Prime Time for Digital PCR
Kelly Rae Chi | Dec 1, 2011 | 8 min read
A rundown of tools on the market and in development
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