About DNA Day

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.

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