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A Century of DNA: A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function of the Genetic Substance

The story of DNA from the time of its discovery in 1869 up to the solution of the genetic code in the 1960s.
A Century of DNA: A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function of the Genetic Substance
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Why did it take more than a century of research before scientists properly understood what DNA was and what it did within the cell? A Century of DNA aims to answer this question, tracing the history of DNA research across interrelated subjects, including embryology, biophysics, organic chemistry, histology, physiological chemistry, and genetics. The chapters follow a chronological sequence in the development of ideas on DNA, and incorporate biographical material on researchers involved in these discoveries. Comprehensible to the general scientific reader and to the specialist, this book is a unique look at the foundations of molecular biology.
Franklin H. Portugal served on the scientific staff of the National Institutes of Health and was a professor at the University of Maryland University College. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the M.S. in Biotechnology Program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His 1979 book, A Century of DNA (MIT Press) , coauthored with Jack S. Cohen, remains in print today. He worked in Nirenberg's lab from 1967 to 1970.
"...a considerable contribution to the history of the subject." Nature "A major work in the history of science." The Wall Street Journal "As detailed and accurate a factual reconstruction as we are likely to be given for a generation" Human Nature "The general objective of this book...is laudable." Science
Author
Franklin H. Portugal, Jack S. Cohen
Short Title
CENTURY OF DNA
Pages
398
Language
English
ISBN-10
0262660466
ISBN-13
9780262660464
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1980
Publication Date
1980-06-12
Imprint
MIT Press
Subtitle
A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function of the Genetic Substance
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass.
Country of Publication
United States
DEWEY
572.86
Illustrations
Ill.
Birth
1938
Publisher
Mit Press
Audience Age
18
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