The Discovery of DNA
Lecture no. 49 from the course: The Joy of Science
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Mendel's laws of genetics were purely descriptive. Cellular genetics, the study of the transfer of biological information at the level of cells, set the stage for research in molecular mechanisms of genetics. The double-helix structure of DNA was first described in 1952 by James Watson and Francis Crick.