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What am I celebrating today?

April 25, 2016


April 25 is National DNA Day
. So put on your best genes and celebrate!

It commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. Furthermore, on that day in 2003 it was declared that the Human Genome Project was very close to complete, and “the remaining tiny gaps [we]re considered too costly to fill.” – Wikipedia

People do lots of interesting things with the double helix concept . . .

dnaGenome walk in Alabama

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World’s largest DNA depiction made up of humans

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Cool jewelry

dna5Tattoos, of course

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2 comments

  1. One of the fascinating things was finding architects using the double helix in stairs all over Europe for many centuries before discovering the same thing in little tiny dnas.


    • It is an elegant design – pretty clever, those dnas.



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