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"Russian Trail" in the Discovery of DNA Structure

... biology and genetic engineering were born. Mendel’s laws were formulated almost 140 years ago, coinciding in 1865 with the birth of Shigechiyo Izumi, the longest-lived man in the world. The same year Mendel first made public his conclusions about heredity. Izumi died in 1986 - just one year after the method of polymerase chain reaction was designed for multiplying tiny quantities of DNA for biochemical analysis, which nowadays is widely used in medicine, ethnic studies, and criminalistics. Eleven years later Dolly the sheep was cloned and 17 years later human genome was decoded! Thus, over the time commeasurable with a human life,...

Modified: 30.09.2004
DNA , genetics , heredity , Nobel Prize in biology and medicine
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