The Genetic Revolution

November 2004
National Geographic;Nov2004, Vol. 206 Issue 5, p32
Traces a brief history of evolution theory. Discovery of the fundamentals of genetics by Austrian monk Gregor Mendel in Charles Darwin's time; X-ray diffraction photograph by Rosalind Franklin in 1952, which helped James Watson and Francis Crick discover DNA's double-helical structure; Usage of genomics to chart differences between vastly different species.


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