Skills and Techniques
Restriction Mapping: Restriction enzymes are special proteins that cut DNA at specific base sequences. These enzymes are isolated from bacteria. Scientists us them to study DNA molecules.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): PCR enables researchers to selectively copy, or amplify, a targeted DNA sequence in a test tube. In just a few hours, the sequence can be copied a billion times. It was created in 1985 by Kary Mullis.
Link to PCR PowerPoint
DNA Sequencing: Used to find the order of the bases in the DNA.