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Science  03 Jul 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5373, pp. 7
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5373.7b

Homage to PCR. Perhaps no discovery has changed molecular biology more than the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Several anthropologists have created Making PCR, a site that holds an archive of key papers on the 14-year-old DNA amplification technique and discussion forums on its past and future.

Look it up. Compulsive fact-gathering and the Web go together like apple pie and ice cream. Now sample some of the finest in online scientific glossaries, a decade's worth of labor by planetary scientist Eric Weisstein. Math is the largest (over 14,000 entries), but he's also working on physics, astronomy, and even a history of rockets.∼eww6n/TreasureTroves.html

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