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Why was the discovery of DNA a turning point in medicine?

Learning Outcomes:

* To understand why the discovery of DNA had an impact on ideas about the causes of disease and on medical treatment.
* To identify the factors that made the discovery of DNA possible in the later 20th Century.

Read about the discovery of DNA and the way that the discovery has affected medicine at the Nobel Prize website.

Want to know more about DNA? Play this game about the scientific structure of DNA.

Develop your understanding by reading the information in this extended unit on DNA.

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