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Life's greatest secret

Public event


Woolsthorpe Manor House, Grantham NG33 5NR


Every day, school students all over the planet learn that genes contain information, but where does that information come from?

Life's Greatest Secret by Matthew Cobb

The discovery that genes are made of DNA, the realisation that this contains information, and the suggestion that genes contain a code all took place in 1943. Professor Matthew Cobb explains the surprising interconnections between these ideas, culminating in Watson and Crick's hypothesis that the structure of DNA contains a genetic code.

This event is part of the 2016 Gravity Fields festival, Grantham.

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