Re- PCR not allowed
bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov
Thu Aug 15 15:49:53 EST 1996
In article <n1372023783.10367 at msmtp.idde.saci.org>,
brett_beitzel at MSMTP.FS.SACI.ORG says...
>I got a copy of the patent...
>Basically, it covers any amplification of nucleic acids
>using a nucleic acid primer in which the product of one reaction is used as
>template in a subsequent reaction.
But surely there's evidence of prior art! Don't all cells do this during
As far as alternative names are concerned, the reaction is not
a true "chain reaction" and I think that some groups were pushing for
"EAD" (Enzymic Amplification of DNA). I guess this is too late now
and PCR (?Patent a Common Resource) is what it will stay.
Bernard Murray, Ph.D.
bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov (National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA)
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