The study of molecular biology is intertwined with biochemistry and genetics, as they are all molecular based biological sciences and often interchangeable.
First articulated by Crick in 1958, the “central dogma” hypothesis has become the backbone of molecular biology. The idea of the central dogma of molecular biology is that the process of producing proteins is irreversible. Simply stated, DNA gets transcribed into RNA which is translated into proteins but not vice-versa.
Molecular biology is the basis of DNA sequencing, DNA hybridization, NAT testing and various other applications which are at the cutting edge of growth in the medical industry today.