Items Tagged ‘Dr. William Mayo’

January 31, 2017

Two Strands and Four Base Pairs in Mayo Clinic’s DNA

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick identified the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which led to a revolution in understanding how genetic inheritance works. The now-familiar double helix of DNA was a mix of four bases, typically represented by a single capital letter: A – adenine C – cytosine G – guanine T – […]

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