Watson and Crick’s discovery was 55 years ago (original Nature article). The Human genome was completed 5 years ago.
And thus DNA Day every April 25th in celebration of those two huge milestones. The celebrations often revolve around education and educational tools to teach students, scientists and the public about the science behind DNA and the genome.
As we mentioned last week (that post has more interesting information about DNA Day), we are celebrating here too. Well, actually we celebrate DNA day every day , it’s our job.. but in extra celebration…
organizes and displays dozens of species genomes, and provides additional context with appropriate annotations for the genomic sequences. Extensive integration with other NCBI tools enables researchers to link quickly to relevant additional details.
Also, DNA Day is begin celebrated around the world, check out some of these celebrations:
Go to the DNA Day Chat Room at the National Human Genome Research Institute
Read some “Reflections on DNA Day” at SEA.