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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mullis, Kary Banks Born 1944. American biochemist. He shared a 1993 Nobel Prize in chemistry for devising the polymerase chain reaction technique, which is used in genetic engineering studies to make trillions of copies of a single fragment of DNA in a very short time.


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