genetic dogma

genetic dogma

The idea, proposed by Francis Crick and James Watson, that genetic information is invariably transferred in the direction DNA to RNA to protein. The discovery of reverse transcription organisms, such as HIV, in which information passes from RNA to DNA, knocked this theory on the head.
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The discovery of the genetic dogma paved the way for molecular diagnostics.
This was the period during which the Russian authoritarian genetic dogma, Lysenkoism, was imposed and prevailed in China, adversely affecting biological sciences in general, and, most severely, those engaged in agriculturally related genetic research.