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Archive | February, 2013

Applications in PCR: Using PCR to track migration

PCR (polymerase chain reaction) amplification of ancient and modern DNA samples can be used by researchers to track migration of animal and human populations, shedding light on evolution and the movement of ethnic groups across continents. There are many different studies that have used this technique, and this post includes a few different examples. Tracking […]

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PCR in virus research: Flu viruses travel further than we thought…

Flu is never fun, especially in hospital, and during outbreaks doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers may be dealing with many patients with the bug. But avoiding catching it is more than just a case of dodging coughs, sneezes and other virus-laden aerosols, according to research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. In this […]

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