Tag: double helix

DNA Day, Discuss Among Yourselves

It’s DNA Day, a day to reflect on just how far we’ve come in genetic science — from the discovery of the double helix structure in 1953 to decoding the human genome 50 years later. But it also offers an opportunity to look ahead at some of what the future may hold. The Precision Medicine Initiative hopes ...

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Mr. Double Helix

We’re fortunate here at 23andMe to get some interesting visitors, but last week was especially exciting for us when James Watson — yes that Watson — dropped in to say “Hi.” Co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, Watson came to learn a little bit more about 23andMe’s future plans, our research ...

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Francis Crick and James Watson might not have been able to describe the iconic double helix structure of DNA more than 60 years ago, if it hadn’t been for Rosalind Franklin, who was honored today in a Google Doodle. Franklin, who would have turned 93 today, took an x-ray image that helped Watson and Crick ...

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A Letter About the Letters of Life

Last week the sale of some high-profile memorabilia attracted our attention, and no, we’re not talking about the $2.1M price tag for a Honus Wagner baseball card. It was the sale of two sets of items once owned by Francis Crick, who with James Watson discovered the structure of DNA back in ...

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