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Restriction Enzymes

Watson and Crick's description, in 1953, of the double helical structure of the DNA molecule opened the door to a new era in biological understanding and research. Scientists, now knowing the molecular structure of the hereditary molecule, could begin both to elucidate and to manipulate its function. These new studies were, however, dependent on the discovery and use of the many enzymes that can modify or join existing DNA molecules, or aid in the synthesis of new DNA molecules. Includes background article, student activities/demonstratons, graphics, glossary and related references.

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Resource Type: Diagram, Journal, Non-journal article, Laboratory exercise, Assignment/Activity (non-laboratory)
Audience Level: High school lower division 9-10, High school upper division 11-12, Undergraduate lower division 13-14

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Authors and Editors: Pamela Peters of Genentech, Inc.
Publisher: Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum
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