Today In History- April 25

Today In History- April 25

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Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for DNA.

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DNA structure publicized in revolutionary study.

  • London, England

On Apr. 25, 1953, Francis Crick and James D. Watson published their revolutionary findings on DNA.  Their theory, based on x-ray diffraction images, suggested a possible structure of DNA, composed in a double-helix of sugar-phosphate backbones.  Their influential discovery warranted them the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962, despite controversy over the deserved winner of this prestigious award.

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