Posts Tagged ‘PCR Machine’

DIYBio PCR Challenge

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

PCR ChallengeThe PCR Challenge on the 19th of April brought together a lot of eager amateurs interested in the tools and techniques behind CSI-style DNA analysis; looking to see how is it done and whether we could do it too. There are two parts to this process – PCR, a lab technique whereby you select a particular piece of DNA you’re interested in and produce lots of it (amplification), followed by another technique Gel Electrophoresis, the end result of which is a supercool CSI-style gel graph.