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DNA Structure and History Function

Discovery Of Dna, Dna Is The Transforming Factor, Model Building, Replication, Coding

DNA was discovered in the nineteenth century, but its significance as the physical basis of inheritance was not understood until midway through the twentieth. The realization that it was the molecule of heredity led to intensive efforts to determine its three-dimensional structure, and to understand how it stores and transmits genetic information. The discovery of the structure of DNA, and the elucidation of its function, ranks as one of the greatest achievements of science.

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