From Wikipedia: The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a scientific technique in molecular biology to amplify a single or a few copies of a piece of DNA across several orders of magnitude, generating thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence.
This layby is where KB Mullis invented this process which benefits us all in May 1983.
How do you know this is THE spot the he had the revelation that led to PCR? I'm from Mendocino and have worked in a genetics lab. I've always loved the story that on a trip to the mystical coast of Mendo on Hwy 128 Kerry Mullis had his Nobel inspiration that led to PCR, but did it happen Right Here?
Thank you for your comment George. I got it from the horse's mouth. I read a newspaper article a few years ago that mentioned he alway told the story about the revelation at milepost 46.58 when he gave speeches and lectures. Here's a link to his website that tells the story: http://www.karymullis.com/pcr.shtml. I stopped to take this picture a couple years ago on the way to visit friends in Boonville.
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