From today, every April 25th is celebrated the world dna day to honor the discovery they made James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953.

The initiative sponsored by the United States Congress and recognizes the work carried out by both scientists –the first American and the second English–, who discovered the double helix molecular structure of DNA.

For his research, which represented an important advance for science, the two specialists received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1962.

What is DNA?

He Deoxyribonucleic acid (better known as dna) is “the material that contains the hereditary information in humans and almost all other organisms“. Furthermore, it is “responsible for the development and functioning of an organism, helps cells make proteins and facilitates reproduction“.

Although the dna was discovered by Johann Friedrich Miescher in 1869, they were James Watson and Francis Crick who revolutionized what was known until then on the subject since in their 1953 research they spoke of the molecular structure in the form of a double helix.

James Watson, who is currently 95 years old.
Francis Crick (1916-2004)

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