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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a revolutionary laboratory technique that enables the replication of a specific DNA sequence. Using PCR, millions of copies of a target DNA can be easily synthesized within a short period of time.
Viruses can be forced to evolve in ways to benefit humans

Viruses can be forced to evolve in ways to benefit humans

Hepatitis C recurs rapidly after liver transplant

Hepatitis C recurs rapidly after liver transplant

New real-time test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

New real-time test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Lab-on-chip can detect bird flu in humans

Lab-on-chip can detect bird flu in humans

Genetic fingerprint unmasks microbial vandals

Genetic fingerprint unmasks microbial vandals

New findings on bacterial vaginosis

New findings on bacterial vaginosis

New whooping cough vaccine for adolescents and adults

New whooping cough vaccine for adolescents and adults

Equine flu virus jumps to dogs

Equine flu virus jumps to dogs

Changes to prenatal genetic testing could mean more babies born with abnornalities

Changes to prenatal genetic testing could mean more babies born with abnornalities

Birth abnormality rates could increase if proposed changes to prenatal testing go ahead

Birth abnormality rates could increase if proposed changes to prenatal testing go ahead

Inactive gene may explain higher incidence of prostate cancer in African-Americans compared to Caucasians

Inactive gene may explain higher incidence of prostate cancer in African-Americans compared to Caucasians

Tonsil swabbing is terrible - it makes people gag

Tonsil swabbing is terrible - it makes people gag

Alarming trends in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among America's young people

Alarming trends in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among America's young people

CDC experts sent to Angola to help with Marburg epidemic

CDC experts sent to Angola to help with Marburg epidemic

DNA sequencing made portable and faster by "colour-blind" technology

DNA sequencing made portable and faster by "colour-blind" technology

Test that will prevent the needless loss of the thyroid gland in people with the noncancerous condition

Test that will prevent the needless loss of the thyroid gland in people with the noncancerous condition

Ebola virus outbreaks linked to infected wild animal carcasses

Ebola virus outbreaks linked to infected wild animal carcasses

New technique can greatly facilitate the development of vaccines against infectious diseases such as smallpox, malaria and tuberculosis

New technique can greatly facilitate the development of vaccines against infectious diseases such as smallpox, malaria and tuberculosis

Parainfluenza virus found in Hong Kong patients

Parainfluenza virus found in Hong Kong patients

Sequencing of human genetic code promises to usher in a new era of genetic medicine

Sequencing of human genetic code promises to usher in a new era of genetic medicine

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