Did you know that today is DNA Day?

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Thursday April 18, 2013

Did you know that today is DNA Day?

April 18 is DNA Day in several countries, including the United States and Europe. This is an important date in the world of scientific research since 60 years ago, Watson and Crick discovered the DNA structure. In addition, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the first human genome sequencing (completion was announced April 14, 2003).

Fifty years of DNA history - 1953-2013

"We have discovered the secret of life!" was James Watson and Francis Crick motto in 1953 when they discovered the double helix structure of DNA, an acronym unknown at the time. Who would have predicted that the decrypted information in the infinitely small world of DNA would change the world of research so profoundly?

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"I’m Watson, I’M Crick,
Let us show you our trick,
We’ve found where the seed of life sprang from.
We believe we’re a stew of molecular goo
With a period of thirty-four Angstroms."

E.S. Anderson, et al, 1953

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