X-ray crystallography and the elucidation of the structure of DNA

Hugh C J McGregor, Richard Gunderman

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Since their discovery by Roentgen in 1895, x-rays have contributed to some of the most important advances in science. X-ray crystallography is an imaging technique that uses x-ray diffraction to evaluate the molecular structure of a crystalline solid. This article discusses the critical role played by x-ray crystallography in the elucidation of the structure of DNA. CONCLUSION. The story of DNA includes insights on molecular structure provided by x-rays and also lessons on scientific collaboration and innovation that can be applied to radiology today.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume196
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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X Ray Crystallography
X-Rays
DNA
Molecular Structure
Crystallography
Radiology

Keywords

  • Genetics
  • History
  • Radiology
  • X-ray crystallography

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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X-ray crystallography and the elucidation of the structure of DNA. / McGregor, Hugh C J; Gunderman, Richard.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 196, No. 6, 06.2011.

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