Lecture no. 33 from the course: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World
Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson | 26 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
This lecture tracks the story of genetics from Darwin and Mendel to Watson and Crick. Then turn to genetic engineering—the direct manipulation of an organism’s hereditary information by introducing foreign DNA or synthetic genes. This technology—PCR—has important applications for today’s agriculture, medicine, forensics, and more.