who dicovered DNA?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Friedrich Miescher discovered DNA in 1869 and called it nuclein. In 1929 Phoebus Levene discovered it was made up of phosphates, deoxyriboses, and bases, and then it started being called DNA. In 1937 William Astbury proved it had regular structure, and in 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick used Rosalind Franklin's x-ray data to solve the structure of DNA. Also in that same year Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase proved that DNA was the carrier of genetic information.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dna

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    friedrich miescher

    james watson and francis crick later discovered the double helix structure

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    definitely james watson, i remember he was part of the discovery of the double helix. my aunt met him once at this company party. amazing

  • 1 decade ago

    a really smart guy

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