Science Daily

Kary Mullis Finds Chain Reaction Used is DNA

Kary Mullis discovers Chain Reaction.

On December 16, 1983 Mullis discovered this by taking a small amount of the gene containing the desired gene into a test tube. A large batch of loose nucleotides that link into the exact copies of the gene in is added to the test tube. A pair of short DNA segments that match segments of each side of the desired gene is added. The primers find the right proportion of the DNA and are starting points for DNA copying. Once the test tube is heated the Double helix then separates into two strands. It takes about 5 minutes to complete the reaction and the heating and cooling is repeated, doubling the number of DNA copies.

3 Events That Happened During 1983.

1: World Communications Year Begins

2: US Football League hold first player draft.

3: Australia regain the ashes with a 2-1 series v England.