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The DNA Double Helix was Discovered Just 59 Years Ago Today

pigrabbitbear (2519384) writes | more than 2 years ago

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pigrabbitbear writes "Consider every organism that’s ever lived on Earth. From dinosaurs to bacteria, the number is near infinite, and an overwhelming majority have their entire structures and lives dictated according to their DNA. The DNA molecule is life itself, and it’s astonishing that we’ve only known what it looks like for less than a century. But it’s true: In one of the most groundbreaking papers ever published, James D. Watson and Francis Crick described the double-helix structure of DNA in Nature, 59 years ago today."
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