A Century of DNA
A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function of the Genetic Substance
The story of DNA from the time of its discovery in 1869 up to the solution of the genetic code in the 1960s.
Why did it take more than a century of research before scientists properly understood what DNA was and what it did within the cell? A Century of DNA aims to answer this question, tracing the history of DNA research across interrelated subjects, including embryology, biophysics, organic chemistry, histology, physiological chemistry, and genetics. The chapters follow a chronological sequence in the development of ideas on DNA, and incorporate biographical material on researchers involved in these discoveries. Comprehensible to the general scientific reader and to the specialist, this book is a unique look at the foundations of molecular biology.
HardcoverOut of Print ISBN: 9780262160674 398 pp. | 6 in x 9 in
Paperback$45.00 X ISBN: 9780262660464 398 pp. | 6 in x 9 in
...a considerable contribution to the history of the subject.
A major work in the history of science.
The Wall Street Journal
As detailed and accurate a factual reconstruction as we are likely to be given for a generation
The general objective of this book...is laudable.