Kary Mullis is the inventor of the now widely used PCR tests we see on every street corner, to help keep this pandemic rolling on.
Mullis was born in Lenoir, North Carolina, in 1944. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1966 and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1972.
He joined Cetus in 1979. In 1986, he became the director of molecular biology at Xytronyx. And starting in 1987, he worked as a consultant on nucleic acid chemistry for multiple companies.
Mullis once said in an interview that in regards to the PCR tests:
“With a PCR, if you do it well you can find almost anything in anyone”
Conveniently Kary Mullis died last year in 2019, just prior to the pandemic.
This guy was no whack job, he was no fraud. Kary Mullis shared the honor of winning the 1993 Nobel peace prize in chemistry, his work has been honoured and cited by scientists all over the World.