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Ancestry Of Kary B. Mullis, Nobel Prize Winner?

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Ancestry Of Kary B. Mullis, Nobel Prize Winner?

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mullis
Hi, I am of Mullis descent on my dad's side of the family. We descend from the Mullis family of Union/Anson counties NC.

I am interested in tracing the ancestry of the famous American scientist Kary Banks Mullis, who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his invention of the "Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)" which is used to amplify small amounts of DNA into amounts large enough to test, which has revolutionized the science of DNA testing among many other useful applications.

I know that Dr. Mullis was born on 28 December, 1944, in Lenoir, NC. He grew up (and I believe still has relatives) in Columbia (Richland Co), SC.

Of course I cannot help wondering if this brilliant scientist is related to MY Mullis line, but I would really like to trace Dr. Mullis's line regardless!

Any help greatly appreciated!

My email address is orangeblossom17@gmail.com. Or you can post a reply here, whichever you prefer.

I would also enjoy corresponding with other Mullis researchers!

Thank you very much!!

Sincerely
Patti

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