This day in history: Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA

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On this day, February 28th 1953, Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announce that they have determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes. An astounding discovery, however it should be noted that the findings would not have been made if it were not for the work of DNA researcher Rosalind Franklin. To learn more about DNA view our solution “Human Heredity: Principles and Issues” here: Learn More