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Everything You Need To Know About PCR With Dr. Eric Yager

If you had not heard of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that you are very familiar with it now. You may have even had a PCR test. So how does it work and how can it be used to detect infectious pathogens like SARS-CoV-2?

For this Teach Me in 10 video, we’re joined by Dr. Eric Yager, director of the Pre-Pharmacy Program and associate professor at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Yager provides a clear and concise 10-minute overview of how a PCR experiment is performed. 

Learn more about PCR by checking out Technology Networks' resources: 

An Introduction to PCR