Drosophila fly article dating before 1950

However, the DNA story has already begun in 1869, with the young Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher.

Having just completed his education as a physician, Miescher moved to Tübingen to work in the laboratory of biochemist Hoppe-Seyler, his aim being to elucidate the building blocks of life.

Due to its occurrence in the cells' nuclei, he termed the novel substance “nuclein”—a term still preserved in today's name deoxyribonucleic acid.).

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And it wasn’t just dessert which could cause a problem, the magazine steered women away from fish because it could be ‘difficult to manage’ and when the meal was over, they were reminded it was ‘bad taste’ to leave lipstick marks on a cup.

The guide also adds: 'It is bad manners to put your elbows on the table.


Miescher had obtained the first crude purification of DNA.

He further examined the properties and composition of this enigmatic substance and showed that it fundamentally differed from proteins.

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