Happy DNA Day

To mark another DNA Day, 23andMe decided this year to take a look back, not just of some milestones in modern genetic science, but also our own company’s history.

What’s telling is the fevered pace of discovery just in the last decade. The day was meant to be a dual celebration of not just the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA in 1953, but also the successful completion of the Human Genome Project 50 years later.

23andMe was built on those huge milestones and now is participating in some breakthroughs of its own. Take a look back with us at some milestones from the last 50 years or so. And if you get a chance look at some of the other events planned around DNA Days sponsored by the National Genome Research Institute. Or check out in person or online the Smithsonian exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code and learn more about the increasing importance genetic information plays in their lives.DNA Day Infographic