Today in History: DNA’s Structure Revealed

On the morning of February 28, 1953, Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announced that they had determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes. The two shared a Nobel Prize with Maurice Wilkins in Physiology or Medicine in 1962. Also contributing to the discovery, but dying before the Nobel was awarded, was DNA researcher Rosalind Franklin, whose colleague Wilkins showed her X-ray photographic work to Watson just before he and Crick made their famous discovery.

In the decades since the discovery of DNA, which stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, we’ve seen great advancements in several technologies of today, including medical care, agriculture, forensics, ancestry, and pharmaceutical research in the treatment or cure of disease.

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