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Sub Image2:Macro to Micro Structures
1) Atoms and Molecules2) Macro to Micro Structures 3) Energetics and Dynamics 4) Theory and Practice in Chemical Systems 5) Chemical Design 6) The Chemistry of Life 7) Chemistry and the Environment 8) Chemistry at the Interface

Unit 8.4 History: The Discovery of DNA
This unit deals with the discovery of nuclein, DNA’s forerunner, by Frederick Miescher in 1869. Nuclein was a form of impure DNA, which Miescher extracted from white blood cells taken from surgical bandages.
Video program cues: 28:00 — 30:00


  • This site features a DNA history timeline. Click on links within this site "Basic Primer" "Basic Techniques" etc. for more useful resources.
  • A history of genetics timeline with links to important contributions.

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