Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fact of the Day: Oswald Avery

Oswald Avery was a Canadian-American scientist who isolated DNA and proved it carried genetic information from parent to child. Before the experiment in 1944, many had believed that proteins carried genes through the generations. 

12 comments:

Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

Interesting! I had never put much thought into the who came up with DNA experimentation.

~Pau
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Martha said...

Smart man!

Christine said...

This is not a name I recognize, seems he should have been more recognized.

Pat Hatt said...

Smart guy indeed, proved once more current science isn't always correct

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John M said...

I don't recognize his name, should be better known.

Maude Lynn said...

I didn't know that!

Al Penwasser said...

I agree with John. Something that significant, why isn't he more well known?

Kati said...

So many clever people in the world!

-Kati

Mary Kirkland said...

Seems like a lot of discoveries were made around that time and before. Not many great discoveries these days.

stephen Hayes said...

Another important person I know nothing about.

bj said...

WAIT...WHAT..???DNA...1944..?
did i read that right?