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17 Things You Should Know About DNA


July 22, 2010

DNA is a double-helix structure, resembling a twisted ladder, with steps that serve as the “bases”, or foundation, for life. Discovered in 1868 by Friedrich Miescher, this has been one of the most critical developments in mankind and has served as a crux for developing medical technologies of the future. While you may not be headed for a career as a research laboratory scientist, fundamental knowledge and understanding of (D)eoxycibo(N)ucleic (A)cid will provide a much needed stone in the foundation of your medical career. Whether its providing on-the-fly references or providing an educated explanation to a curious patient, this detailed infographic gives a concise history and fun factual information for ease of digestion and recitation.

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