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The Anniversary of the Helix

April 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the structure of the double helical DNA molecule. This nobel prize-winning discovery formed the basis for our understanding of the mechanisms of hereditary and has subsequently catalyzed an explosion in biomedical and molecular biological research.

The journal nature has established a website to celebrate this anniversary as has the BBC. The Royal Society also has a site celebrating this discovery.

In Vancouver, VanBUG's final session of the year will feature, DNA - yesterday, today and tomorrow: A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA, the era of genome sequencing and bioinformatics. See the Vanbug site for more info.

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