Colby Cosh: Surfing, women, and LSD: elements of the man behind the DNA era

Kary Mullis, the inventor of the polymerase chain reaction, died last week. PCR, a method of making exact copies of a DNA molecule at exponential scale, is the reason molecular biology is the basis of a business that runs to 12 digits in dollar size. It is the reason “DNA” is an everyday concept to us, a piece of jargon that is in the newspaper literally every day and can be explained on some level by almost anybody. Read More …read more

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