Building the $100 Thermocycler

Rafael Maldonado rmaldonado at
Wed Feb 2 09:43:53 EST 2000

"Dr. Duncan Clark" wrote:
> Anyway why do they need a machine to do PCR? That's an expensive lazy
> option. Just use two water baths, one at 94C one at 68C, a clock and one
> student! That's how it used to be done, even by Cetus, and I'm pretty
> sure someone even sold a machine like that. There were certainly designs
> in NAR for one using I think some machine originally used for melting
> wax for sections.

Was the student included? Does describe the NAR paper what kind of
student is best?


Rafael Maldonado
Divison of Genetics
University of Alicante (Spain)

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