Jurassic Park Research Paper

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I read about the discovery of the shape of DNA. Anyone who has ever seen the movie Jurassic Park, knows that DNA comes in the shape of a double helix, but the way we came to that conclusion was a very interesting story.
Several people were working very hard to find out the shape of DNA. One of those people was Maurice Wilkins, who decided to use a new technology called X-Ray diffraction in order to see how light passed through the DNA structure. From that information he had more ideas of what it might look like, but we were still very far off from deciding it was a double helix.
A few other scientists named Crick and Watson decided to take a slightly different approach. Since we knew the four elements that made up DNA, and we knew how those
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