A Brief History of DNA



With recent advances in genetic technology enabling us to screen the whole genome of an organism, it’s hard to imagine a time when scientists didn’t even know that nucleotides existed.

National DNA Day honors the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. In this infographic we rewind time to explore the history of DNA and some of the landmark discoveries in the field of genomics.

Download this infographic to learn about:

  • The reason Gregor Mendel is regarded as the "Father of Genetics"
  • How Friedrich Miescher discovered nuclein from old wound bandages
  • The creation of "Photo 51" by Rosalind Franklin and team
  • How CRISPR looks set to change the genetics world forever