Who discovered DNA?

Who discovered DNA? 1

ON APRIL 25, 1953, three papers were published in Nature, the prestigious scientific journal,[1] which exposed the “fundamentally beautiful”[2] structure of DNA to the public, and sounded the starting gun of the DNA Revolution.[3] The authors of these papers revealed the now-famous double-helix structure of DNA, thereby unlocking the secret code of the human gene. …

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