Nucleic Acids Unify Biology

We are now witnessing, after the slow fermentation of fifty years, a concentration of technical power aimed at the essential determinants of heredity, development and disease. This concentration is made possible by the common function of nucleic acids as the molecular midwife of all reproductive particles. Indeed it is the nucleic acids which, in spite of their chemical obscurity, are giving to biology a unity which has so far been lacking, a chemical unity.


By providing a molecular starting point for everything else.

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 The handling of chromosomes
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Darlington , Cyril Dean and Cour , L. F. La (1975), The handling of chromosomes, Halsted Press, Retrieved on 2012-03-23
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