On This Day: Genes First Photographed

January 6, 1949: Genes first photographed

Daniel C. Pease, an assistant professor of anatomy, and Richard F. Baker, an assistant professor of experimental medicine, took the first photograph of genes at the University of Southern California. The researchers used an electron microscope for their groundbreaking achievement, contributing to the promising future of genetic research and its uses in agriculture and medicine.

The topic of genetics can be difficult to cover with young students. How do you make this important concept more interactive and easier for young minds to comprehend?


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