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The Gene Father

Oswald Avery and his colleagues discovered that genes take the form of DNA about 70 years ago, but as the University of Manchester's Matthew Cobb writes in a blog post at the Guardian, not everyone was immediately convinced. DNA was thought to be "boring" and proteins were favored as the candidate for genes.

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