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Friedrich Miescher

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Johannes Friedrich Miescher
Born(1844-08-13)13 August 1844
Died26 August 1895 (1895-08-27) (aged 51)
Known forDiscovery of nucleic acids
Scientific career

Johannes Friedrich Miescher (13 August 1844 – 26 August 1895) was a Swiss physician and biologist. He discovered nucleic acid in 1869. He also discovered protamine. [1]


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  1. Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Broadway Books, 2005, p. 500.