Illustrations: Shira Inbar

The Nobel Prize-Winning, LSD Dropping, Yet Problematic Scientist Who Invented PCR

‘The world owes him some gratitude, but he was not pleasant’

Wudan Yan
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13 min readDec 9, 2020

EEvery day, hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of molecular reactions are happening in laboratories worldwide. Small droplets of liquid that give us a lens into an individual’s respiratory pathways are analyzed for…