Advancing the field of molecular biology and biotechnology.

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The staff of Medical Research Center (MRC) are a team of dedicated and qualified professionals who are passionate about

advancing the field of molecular biology and biotechnology. They use PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, as one of their main tools to study the structure, function, and variation of genes in various organisms and applications. PCR is a technique that allows them to amplify a specific segment of DNA from a sample, making it easier to analyze and manipulate. Some of the research projects that the MRC staff are currently working on using PCR are: Detecting and identifying pathogens: The MRC staff use PCR to detect and identify various pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, that cause diseases in humans, animals, and plants. They design specific primers that target the unique regions of the pathogen’s DNA and use them to amplify the DNA from the sample. They then compare the PCR products with known sequences of the pathogen to confirm its presence and identity. This helps them to diagnose infections, monitor outbreaks, and develop vaccines and treatments. Exploring gene expression: The MRC staff use PCR to explore how genes are expressed in different cells, tissues, and conditions. They use reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) to convert RNA into DNA and then amplify the DNA from the sample. They then measure the amount of PCR products using quantitative PCR (qPCR) or real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) to determine the level of gene expression. This helps them to understand how genes are regulated, how they interact with each other, and how they affect various biological processes and functions.