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Methods Mol Biol. 2012;852:3-10. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-564-0_1.

Building block synthesis using the polymerase chain assembly method.

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Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.


De novo gene synthesis allows the creation of custom DNA molecules without the typical constraints of traditional cloning assembly: scars, restriction site incompatibility, and the quest to find all the desired parts to name a few. Moreover, with the help of computer-assisted design, the perfect DNA molecule can be created along with its matching sequence ready to download. The challenge is to build the physical DNA molecules that have been designed with the software. Although there are several DNA assembly methods, this section presents and describes a method using the polymerase chain assembly (PCA).

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