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Faster, More Cost-Effective DNA Test For Crime Scenes, Disease Diagnosis, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Study


7/9/2009 7:34:03 AM

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EurekAlert! -- Scientists in Japan are reporting development of a faster, less expensive version of the fabled polymerase chain reaction (PCR) a DNA test widely used in criminal investigations, disease diagnosis, biological research and other applications. The new method could lead to expanded use of PCR in medicine, the criminal justice system and elsewhere, the researchers say. Their study is scheduled for the July 15 issue of Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal.

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