DNA Day Hype

Happy DNA Day everyone. On this date in 1953, Nature published four articles on the structure of DNA, including the 800-word, data-free masterpiece by Watson and Crick—but also the work of Rosalind Franklin, Raymond Gosling, and Maurice Wilkins that did actually have data, and without which the … Continue reading

A Piece of DNA – Olivia Judson

Recommended reading: Lovely essay from Olivia Judson on the cytosine she came across while sorting through her father's possessions--part of the original Watson & Crick model that Horace somehow got his hands on, presumably through Crick. I remember hearing from Horace about that cytosine, … Continue reading

DNA Ink

We've been pretty serious for a while, which always makes me a little edgy. And "tattoos" or some version thereof continues to be one of the biggest search terms for this blog. So, to raise the font size of "tattoos" in the tag cloud, I've put together a gallery of eye candy. In their 1994 … Continue reading