From traditional and quantitative to reverse-transcription, multiplex, and digital, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) continues to evolve across many iterations.
PCR is an indispensable tool for many applications in scientific research and clinical investigations. Its exquisite sensitivity, relative simplicity, and cost-effectiveness makes PCR stand apart from other nucleic acid amplification techniques, cementing it as a mainstay in molecular laboratories.
Over time, the concepts and applications have been tweaked, adapted, and re-formulated. Additionally, PCR platforms have advanced and evolved, resulting in more streamlined workflows across a growing number of applications.