Putting DNA to Work


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Fifty years ago scientists first described the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Today humans have put DNA to work in a wide variety of applications. This exhibit explores a few of those applications.

In the following sections, learn more about the basics of where DNA is found, how similar DNA is between humans and other species and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next.

Where is DNA Found?
Tracing Similarities and Differences In Our DNA

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