Mendel’s Peas: A DNA Experiment to do at Home

White clumps of DNA in solution. Photo by Naturkunste Museum, Berlin

Gregor Mendel was a nineteenth century monk who demonstrated the basic principles of genetic inheritance via his experiments with pea plants. The significance of Mendel’s work was not recognized until the twentieth century, when several scientists reproduced Mendel’s original experiments. He is now considered to be the founder of modern genetics. The following is a […]