Value of knowing our DNA

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  • Friday, 27 Apr 2018

WORLD DNA Day was celebrated on April 25. Historically, the theory of genetic inheritance was first conceptualised in 1865 by Gregor Johann Mendel, the “father of modern genetics” who established Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance to study “trait inheritance” or patterns on how traits are handed down from parents to their offspring.

Almost a century later, another milestone was achieved when Dr James Watson and Dr Francis Crick helped us to better understand our DNA when they published the DNA double-helix structure.

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