Happy DNA Day!
X marks the spot where we uncovered the very chemical structure of life and heredity.
April 25th is the date in 1953 when James Watson and Francis Crick published their historic paper in Naturedescribing the double-helical structure of DNA. They figured all that out, of course, thanks to Rosalind Franklin’s groundbreaking x-ray crystallography work, including the legendary “Photo 51” above.
For more, check out this awesome rap battle between Rosalind Franklin and Watson & Crick, and Rosalind Franklin’s thoughts on the intersection of science and everyday life.