News Games Screen savers eCards Photos Help

You are not signed in. Sign In • Sign Up

 

History.com - This Day in History 

February 28, 1953: Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA

On this day in 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.Though DNA--short for deoxyribonucleic acid--was discovered in 1869, its crucial role in determining genetic inheritance wasn't demonstrated until 1943. In the early 1950s, Watson and Crick were on


Inbox.com News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

© 2015 Inbox.com. All rights reserved. Inbox.com is part of the Xacti Group Companies.
All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.