Exploring the Genetics of Taste: PTC PCR Perfection

SNP analysis of the PTC gene using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is one of my favorite ways to demonstrate the link between genotype and phenotype in the classroom laboratory. This wonderful experiment involves the isolation of human DNA from…

Putting the P in PCR: Taq Polymerase

Taq polymerase is a powerhouse molecule of biotechnology! Daily it’s used to solve crimes, diagnose diseases, personalize medical treatments, monitor food, and power synthetic biology creations – to name just a few. In 1989 it was named Molecule of the…