Nobel prize for PCR inventor
ms5h+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Oct 22 18:10:42 EST 1993
Excerpts from netnews.bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts: 22-Oct-93 Re: Nobel
prize for PCR inv.. by Mr. M.J. Smith at crc.ac.uk
> In PCR you mix a bunch of
> >chemicals, a reaction occurs, and another bunch of chemicals
> >come out. No life involved. Sounds like chemistry to me.
Actually, that's exactly what life is.
The chemistry of life is called biochemistry.
The chemicals involved were 'bio'chemicals.
My problem with medicine as a catagory for the Nobel is that medicine is
an applied science. Chemistry and physics are pure sciences.
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