Re- PCR not allowed

Thu Aug 15 10:28:29 EST 1996

On 15 Aug 1996, Brett Beitzel wrote:

> Subject:Re: PCR not allowed                        Date: 8/15/96
> Sorry to burst your bubble, but the PCR patent covers all polymerases,
> themostable and labile.  I got a copy of the patent to see if some of the
> stuff I was working on would be covered by it, and was amazed at how general
> the patent was.  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.
> -Brett
> brett_beitzel at
> Cancer Therapy and Research Center
> San Antonio, TX
That is truly amazing!! If what you say is true about the PCR patent (I 
have not read it), then Mother Nature is in violation....

			  Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury
   			  Plant Genetic Engineering Lab.
			  Box 3GL, NM State Univ.
			  Las Cruces, NM 88003
			  Phone: (505) 646-5785
			  hroychow at

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