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Hershey and Chase hoped to find out whether DNA or protein carried the genetic information of a virus. The scientists used radioactive substances to label the DNA in some viruses. They used the protein coat in other viruses. Then they let the viruses inject their genetic material into bacteria. Answer the question: What result did Hershey and Chase's experiment have in the scientific community?

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Hershey and Chase hoped to discover the genetic material responsible for the bacterial transformation from the discovery of Frederick Griffith, where they suspect that it is either DNA or protein that carries the genetic information.

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