What did Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase discover?


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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