Category Archives: Biology

The Encyclopedia of Life Launched

Today in 2008, the Encyclopedia of Life was launched. From the Website: “The Encyclopedia will be an online reference and database on all 1.9 million species currently known to science and will stay current by capturing information on newly discovered and formally described … Continue reading

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DNA Structure Described

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 … Continue reading

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