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List the scientists and the work they did to convince science and society tht DNA is the molecule of heredity. List the evidence that would convince you that DNA is the molecule of heredity. Reflect on why learning about the history and science of DNA is important in learning that DNA is the molecule of heredity.

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Griffith's experiment of transformation is one of the key experiments toward development of molecular biology. An attempt has been made to understand the factor transmitted in the successive generations. As it failed to characterize the transforming principle, it led the genesis of Avery experiment. Finally it was proved that DNA is the factor responsible for transformation and eventually responsible for transferring hereditary character to the successive generation. Avery, Macleod M. McCarty experiment were performed in vitro and it necessitated in vivo experiment which was performed by Hershey and M. Chase