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The polymerase chain reaction

Clare Eagleton, a scientist at the biotech company Genesis Research and Development, explains in this 2007 film clip how a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) works. PCR is a process by which small sections of DNA can be reproduced in large numbers, making it much easier to analyse them.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Life sciences - The genomics revolution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014