By a Concerned Reader | dailyexpose.uk
Our story begins in 1869 when the young Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher was looking for the building blocks of life in white blood cells (Leucocytes). It was thought at the time that our inherited characteristics were stored in proteins. But Miescher discovered a strange and enigmatic molecule which was definitely not a protein in our white blood cells. It resided in their nuclei. Hence he called it Nuclein.
He first published his discovery in 1871 and theorised that this Nuclein could carry the hereditary information of mankind in some kind of alphabet. He had in fact stumbled across DNA. But he was not able to prove its role in the human body during his life. For that proof, mankind had to wait for the arrival of Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty, who in 1944 proved that DNA was the biochemical in our bodies that determined our inherited characteristics, not proteins as had been thought in the previous scientific orthodoxy.