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    • DNA

      Happy birthday to the late Rosalind Franklin, the world-renowned chemist best known for her role in the discovery of the structure of DNA. Earning her Ph.D. in chemistry from Cambridge
      University where she specialized in X-ray diffraction, the method by which the DNA structure was identified.

      Photograph 51At King's College in London, Franklin and student made a discovery while taking photos of DNA fibers: a dry "A" form and a wet "B" form. One photo, Photograph 51, would later become famous for identifying the "B" form of DNA and served as the basis of further DNA structure research.

      Her story and work were recently celebrated in a London Play starring Nicole Kidman

    • DNA Day! @DNAday

      DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule that carries most of the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.

      First celebrated in 2003 by proclamation of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the holiday commemorates the day James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin first published their papers on the structure of DNA. The reason for the proclamation? In 2003 it was announced that the Human Genome Project was nearly complete. The holiday was only meant to be a one-time thing, but every year since scientists, teachers and even the National Human Genome Research Institute have found reason to celebrate.

      DNA-Day

      National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953.

      Learn more @ https://www.genome.govDNA

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