Chapter 1: Themes in the Development of DNA Science


Molecular Biology is a Hybrid Discipline

combined sciences

Max Delbrück
Erwin SchrÖdinger

Molecular Biology Becomes a Rigorous, Experimental Science

model systems

Molecular Biology Arises from the Structure-Function Tradition

William Harvey
Matthias Schleiden
Theodor Schwann
Rudolf Virchow
Linus Pauling
J. Desmond Bernal

Molecular Biology Arises from the Quest to Define the Nature of Heredity

steps in the explanation of the hereditary process

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