In April 1953 Francis Crick and James Watson published the first paper to describe the structure of DNA.
In 1993 the Human Genome project began.
DNA Day is a public festival of events celebrating and investigating genetics (many events now postponed or now online due to the COVID-19 crisis). Marked around the world, DNA Day is a chance for us all to think carefully about genetics now and in the future.
You can read Crick and Watson’s paper here
Organised by the Double-Helix History Project, DNA Day 2020 is supported by a number of partners and funders listed here.