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Cambridge University: Lines of Thought: From Darwin to DNA


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The idea that characteristics could be passed from one generation to another was crucial to Charles Darwin’s theory of how new forms of life develop.

In the 1950s the structure of DNA, the compound that encodes genetic information, was finally deciphered by Francis Crick, James Watson, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, all of whom were working in or trained in Cambridge.

 

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