Today in 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published in Nature a 1-page article titled “Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid.” Their description of the double helix structure of DNA will earn them (with Maurice Wilkins) a Nobel Prize in 1962. In 2001, Peter Denning said: “With the discovery of DNA, biology became an information science.” And Dave Barry opined: “The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age, and Social Security number.”
DNA Structure Described
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