Perutz argued in this article that the primary reason that Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty's 1944 paper met with such skepticism
or indifference was molecular biologists' preoccupation with the widely held notion that genes were made of proteins.
This article was also reprinted as "How the Secret of Life Was Discovered," in "I Wish I'd Made You Angry
Earlier: Essays on Science, Scientists, and Humanity." Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1998: 181-189.
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Perutz, Max F.
Periodical: Perutz, Max F. "Co-chairman's Remarks: Before the Double Helix." Gene 135, (1993): 9-13. Article. 5 Images.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
History of Medicine
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community