PCR patent debate - part 73

john brennand john.brennand at gbapr.zeneca.com
Wed Apr 17 04:20:52 EST 1996

I seem to recall that when Mullis was patenting PCR in the late 80's 
there was a lot of scepticism around here that this would be granted on 
the grounds that it was "obvious" by virtue of a description of the 
principle of the technique in a paper by Gobind Khorana (I think!) 
published in the late 70's.

Can anyone recall that paper - I would be interested in looking up the 

Thanks, John

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