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How an Eccentric “Surf Scientist” Invented the PCR Test under the Influence Of LSD

One of the most important biotechnological innovations of the last century

The PCR test has been a household name since the beginning of the pandemic. Much less known is the strange story behind the creation of that test. The PCR was invented by Kary Mullis, who was — to put it mildly — an eccentric scientist.

Kary Mullis (Wiki)

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