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Emeryville in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

PCR Park

 
 
PCR Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 10, 2020
1. PCR Park Marker
Inscription.  This plaque commemorates the pioneering scientists on this campus who have made discoveries and advances that are essential to many areas of life science research, forensics, and patient care.

• 1983 - 1991: Discovery and development of the Nobel Prize-winning polymerase chain reaction technology ("PCR")

• 1984: First sequencing of the HIV genome

• 1988: First blood test for Hepatitis B virus

• 1989: Discovery of the Hepatitis C virus

• And so many more!


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1983.
 
Location. 37° 50.151′ N, 122° 17.333′ W. Marker is in Emeryville, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on 53rd Street west of Hollis Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emeryville CA 94608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. California & Nevada Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oakland Ball Park (approx. half a mile away); Moving Shoreline (approx. half a mile away); Key Route Terminal (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memoriam (NSGW WWI Memorial)

PCR Park Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 10, 2020
2. PCR Park Marker - wide view
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(approx. Ύ mile away); Black Panther Party Stoplight (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Reid's Records (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lorin Theater (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emeryville.
 
Also see . . .  History of polymerase chain reaction (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 10, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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May. 24, 2022