NOBEL PRIZE GENETICIST KARY MULLIS SIGNED TYPESCRIPT, "Best Wishes, Kary B. Mullis, Jun 94", one page, 8.5 x 11, describing the discovery that revolutionized microbiology. It starts with the headline "Many believe his invention is the most important advance in genetics in decades"...In part: "...His invention...PCR...has revolutionized microbiology, medical diagnostics, criminal investigation, even evolution...How, he was pondering, could you find a single spot on the long fragile DNA molecule? In a series of acrobatic chemical leaps, he realized that...Then he realized something so startling...By adding the right chemicals, the little section of DNA could keep reproducing itself automatically and exponentially...PCR is to DNA as the screwdriver is to carpentry." In fine condition.
Kary Banks Mullis (born December 28, 1944) is a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist. In recognition of his improvement of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique, he shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Michael Smith and earned the Japan Prize in the same year. The improvements made by Mullis allowed PCR to become a central technique in biochemistry and molecular biology.