The dark side of the maverick genius behind a medical revolution

Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Kary Mullis (PhD).

“Kary Mullis was a very smart guy, but he was also very difficult to work with — he was cantankerous, belligerent and hostile.”

Dr Tom White (PhD) is describing his late colleague and friend who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the polymerase chain reaction, or PCR.