Molecular genetics

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Molecular genetics

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod, Maclyn McCarty genetics

Molecular genetics

Nucleic acid polymers

If we were to tinker

Cells contain lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids. Before this work, scientists thought that cellular proteins were responsible for inheritance.

Friedrich Miescher isolated DNA from cells in 1869; Francis Crick and James Watson described its molecular structure in 1953.

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