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Genome Project

It all began in 1953 at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge as Francis Crick and James Dewey Watson tried to make their model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fit together. They concluded that DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is made up of a double helix of sugar and phosphate 'backbones' joined by complementary sequences of base pairs – the letters of the genetic code


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June 26, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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  1. The Double Helix. The boys were cribbing from Rosalind Franklin's
    lab notes. I saw a picture of her once, a beautiful young
    woman! Too bad she passed on, as she might have been included in
    the Nobel Prize award. My dissertation advisor followed Rosalind
    into the lab where she studied DNA fiber diffraction with X-rays, so
    that I have the story from someone who knows the actors, as it were,
    Carolyn Cohen. You can read the story of the discovery in James
    Watson's notorious book.

    Michael L. Love

    Comment by proclus | June 29, 2010 | Reply

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