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For thousands of years, we were oblivious to the tiny instruction book working inside each of our body's cells. But within the last hundred and fifty years, the dawn of genetics and the discovery of DNA has allowed us to read our instructions and learn how we've been assembled. To begin your journey, choose an era below.
Crops Linus Pauling DNA Bases Human Genome Project
The Birth of Genetics: Pre-1945 Finding DNA: 1945-1965 Genetic Engineering: 1966-1985 Sequencing the Human Genome: 1986-2003
An understanding of heredity launches a search for the mechanism that passes our physical traits from one generation to the next. The discovery of the double helix opens new doors for science. Genetic modifications boost the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.
Unlocking our secret genetic code may lead to new cures for genetic diseases.
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