Exploring History
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Exploring History

Discovering DNA: The Biochemist

A fatal mistake erased a lifetime of brilliant discoveries

1. Phoebus Aaron Theodor Levene

In 1908, a biochemist ensconced at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York worked away at deciphering the chemistry of nucleic acids, and had just published a paper describing the linear construction of these nuclear…

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