Who is the first dicover PCR technique?

Wasun Chantratita asmsi002 at CMU.CHIANGMAI.AC.TH
Tue Mar 8 12:39:39 EST 1994


Dear Netters,

	It may correct to say that Dr. Kary B. Mullis, a research
scientist at the Perkin-Elmer Cetus Corporation in April 1983 was
initially developed a modern PCR technology. However, I recently read an
article described the first PCR experiment was actually performed by Dr.
Kjell Kleppe, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr.  Khorana 's laboratory. This
experiment was a reaction involving two cycles of amplification of a 30
nucleotide-long duplex DNA, using primers nine and 10 nucleotides long and
E.coli DNA polymerase. Dr. Kleppe described his experiment publicly at the
1969 Gordon Conference on Nucleic Acid [N.S. Templeton.  The Polymerase
Chain Reaction History, Methods, and Applications.  Diagnostic Molecular
Pathology1(1):58-72,1992]. 

	Is there anyone out there has any knowledge on this matter?

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