A Speculative History of DNA: What If Oswald Avery Had Died in 1934?
- BiologyPLoS biology
This speculative Essay explores the consequences of the imagined premature death of Oswald Avery, who in 1944 provided evidence that genes are made of DNA. Four imaginary alternate routes to the…
The History of Microbiology-A Personal Interpretation.
- BiologyAnnual review of microbiology
The vision for the future is that the study of the fundamental roles of microbes in ecology and evolution will lead to an integrated biology with no boundary between microbiology and macrobiology.
Impact of Nucleic Acid Sequencing on Viroid Biology
- BiologyInternational journal of molecular sciences
The early 1970s marked two breakthroughs in the field of biology: (i) The development of nucleotide sequencing technology; and, (ii) the discovery of the viroids. The first DNA sequences were…
DNA as a target for lanthanide(III) complexes influence
- Chemistry, BiologyCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Drawing on the Past to Shape the Future of Synthetic Yeast Research
- ArtInternational journal of molecular sciences
A history of yeast research is reflected on to indicate the potential that arises from advances in science, and how this can contribute to the ongoing recovery and development of human society.
Horizontally Acquired Genes Are Often Shared between Closely Related Bacterial Species
- BiologyFront. Microbiol.
This work uses a pangenome-based approach to identify genes that were horizontally acquired by four closely related bacterial species, belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family, and finds that a high percent of horizontally acquired genes are shared among these closely related species.
Progress in Drug Discovery & Biomedical Science
- Biology, Physics
This review aims to summarize the various mechanisms and functions in living organisms believed to utilize quantum mechanics to purposefully and effectively enhance their performance, and to explore the potential this could hold in diagnosing and treating various medical conditions.
What Is Habitus?
- ArtBioarchaeology and Social Theory
The history of anthropology has made a tradition of studying the body. Among those early scholars who gifted us with fundamental ideas was Marcel Mauss. In the 1920s, Mauss’s students at the…
Liposome–ligand conjugates: a review on the current state of art
- Biology, ChemistryJournal of drug targeting
Various strategies for the functionalisation of liposome as well as the different types of ligand–liposome conjugates have been discussed and the pros and cons of conjugation in liposomes are concisely summarised.
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The transformation of genetics by DNA: an anniversary celebration of Avery, MacLeod and McCarty (1944).
In this article, Lederberg marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 1944 paper by Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty and the opening of the field of genetics.
Early responses to Avery et al.'s paper on DNA as hereditary material
The responses to Avery9s et al.9s paper show how different research interests in the areas between microbiology, genetics, and biochemistry interacted with the prejudices, dogmas, individual farsightedness or short-sightedness, and scientific authority during a pivotal period of early molecular biology.
Transformation of Cells and Viruses
Both the first and the second concerning a novel system of relations between the nucleus and cytoplasmic substances in heredity are of considerable potential significance for the study of differentiation and growth.
The Professor, the Institute, and DNA
- HistoryMedical History
RENA J. DUBOS, The Professor, the Institute, and DNA, New York, Rockefeller University Press, 1976, 8vo, pp. vii, 238, illus., $14.50. Oswald Theodore Avery (1877-1955), nicknamed "The Professor",…
The Transforming Principle : Discovering that genes are made ofDNA
This was the dawn of molecular genetics, the first clear demonstration that genetic specificity was inscribed in the chemical structure of DNA.
Functional differentiation within particles of bacteriophage T2.
- BiologyCold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology
Some of the reasons for the current interest in the DNA of T2 are reviewed, and unfortunately I shall not be able to say anything of consequence about its function.
The chemical characterization of the gene: vicissitudes of evidential assessment.
- PsychologyHistory and philosophy of the life sciences
It is argued that the changing context in which the evidence presented by Avery's group was interpreted partly explains the vicissitudes of the assessments of the evidence.
The Transforming Principle: Discovering that Genes Are Made of DNA
"The most interesting and portentous biological experiment of the 20th century authoritatively described by one of the three principal executants." Sir Peter Medawar "The education of the…
Prematurity and uniqueness in scientific discovery.
- MedicineScientific American
William Astbury and the biological significance of nucleic acids, 1938-1951.
- PhysicsStudies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences