Erwin Chargaff

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Erwin Chargaff was born in Czermowitz, Duchy of Bukovina, Austria-Hungary back in 1905. At the outbreak of WWI, his family moved to Vienna. He attended the Vienna College of Technology. He studied chemistry in Vienna earning a doctorate. He moved to the United States in 1925 serving as the Milton Campbell Research Fellow at Yale University.

He returned to Europe in 1930, as the assistant in charge of chemistry at the University of Berlin. When the Nazi party began he moved to Paris working at the Pasteur Institute. In 1935, he moved back to the United States working at Columbia University until his retirement in 1992. He died in Manhattan, New York City in 2002 he was a young 96.

What you may not know about Erwin, is that he discovered the two rules that helped lead to the discovery of the double helix, the structure of DNA.

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I remember readin the book on The Double Helix which was credited to Crick and Watson I believe.

Jun 11, 2019 03:17 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray DNA is a more stable molecule than RNA .... it's been the saving grace in many criminal cases because of its ability to keep genetic material safe and exposing it for convictions....many have been released from prison after DNA has been tested...

Jun 11, 2019 03:55 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And now there are companies to have your DNA tested to see where you really came from!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 11, 2019 04:14 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

DNA and the advances made in medical and criminal issues surrounding this technology have proven life saving !

Jun 11, 2019 04:38 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

That was a game changer for many applications both medical and law enforcement cases.

Jun 11, 2019 04:57 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - an obviously brilliant man and I like how you describe his age as a young 96.  

Jun 11, 2019 04:57 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Sounds like he made the right moves to do his research. Enjoy your day!

Jun 11, 2019 06:12 AM #7
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

and I am grateful to him for his good judgment in moving and all the benefits he has brought to humanity with his contributions to the discovery of the double helix

Jun 11, 2019 06:34 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He sounds like a very smart man that certainly made great contributions to the world.

Jun 11, 2019 06:42 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. Sounds like a very smart and incredible human being.

Jun 11, 2019 07:21 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - sometimes discoveries are made and those of us do not realize how phenomenal and important they are to our world.  This may be one of those who may not ever get the true credit of what was discovered.

Jun 11, 2019 08:20 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How incredibly wonderful to have discovered the double helix of DNA.  And the discoveries keep on coming. A

Jun 11, 2019 09:06 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - that was an amazing discovery.  Look where it has led.

Jun 11, 2019 11:39 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It takes a certain type of person to be able to read and interpret the complexities of DNA. To discover something new is a great accomplishment.

Jun 11, 2019 12:55 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- we do owe this gentleman a lot!!! Many have their freedom back because of DNA tests. 

Jun 11, 2019 01:43 PM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James every where you look there is a Hungarian lurking somewhere, and they all seem pretty smart:)Endre

Jun 11, 2019 11:39 PM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

That was certainly an important discovery. And look what can be done with DNA these days!


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