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Video 18: Al Hershey, clip 1

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Al Hershey spent 47 years at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Hershey was best known for his work, with Martha Chase, that showed that genes were made of DNA. Al Hershey passed away on May 22, 1997.
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cold spring harbor laboratory, martha chase, experimental approach, hershey, blender, genes, dna
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