Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The Discovery of the Double Helix

Nature is publishing a series of weekly podcasts featuring highlighted content from the weeks edition of Nature, including interviews with those involved behind the science.

This week highlights the discovery of the DNA double helix and the people behind such a great discovery.

Using a paperclip, Raymond Gosling was able to analyse the structure of DNA that led to further scientific discoveries such as the specific paring in the rungs of the DNA structure were the key to the mechanism of inheritance.

Without this discovery there could never have been any of the recent advances in genome research which take us so far forward in improving the diagnosis and treatment of aspergillosis by understanding the fungus and its genes in depth.

Listen to the podcast here:



For weekly podcasts and further information on the landmark discoveries visit go.nature.com/lizfik

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