What did Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase discover?

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Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase discovered through a series of experiments in 1952 that indeed, DNA was comprised of genetic material. Prior to their discovery, most scientists assumed that proteins were the components that carried genetic material. The confirmation that it was DNA that carried genetic material paved the way for many advances in genealogy, forensic science and the study of genetics to determine inherited diseases.
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The idea of their experiment was to determine what kind of macromolecule was the genetic material, DNA or proteins. Bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, were known to carry
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D) DNA contains genetic material. Well, they didn't exactly discover this. It'd already been known for several years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avery-MacLe….
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A warning. Before accepting the other answerer's answer, you should check it. I am not aware of Martha Chase discovering with James Watson the structure of DNA. In fact, the people
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