Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Announcement of DNA was in a pub

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1953 James Watson and Francis Crick informally announced that they had determined the chemical structure of DNA. Crick walked into the Eagle Pub in Cambridge, England and announced "We have found the secret of life!".

The formal announcement came on April 25 following the publication of their paper ('A structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid', Nature, April 2).

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