Nucleic Acids : DNA and RNA

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

The Search for DNAAccess Excellence - Outstanding summary of the history of DNA research. 

To Know Ourselves - The Human Genome ProjectU.S. Dept. of Energy - An in-depth discussion of research into the human genome. 

Music from DNAThe Shamen, S2 Translation - An instrumental piece of music based on the DNA code for the S2 protein.

Its DescriptionThe Shamen, S2 Translation - An instrumental piece of music based on the DNA code for the S2 protein.


Biography

Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin


Classics

A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic AcidJ. Watson, F. Crick, Science Magazine - Original paper describing the structure of DNA.


News & Events

DNA Tests Show Human AncestorsCNN

DNA Tests for King TutCNN

Current Science NewsNews from around the world of science.


Research

The Human Genome SequenceJ.C. Venter et. al, Science Magazine - Full text of one of two articles describing the base sequence of human DNA.

Sequence of the Human GenomeE. Lender, Nature Magazine - Full text of one of two original articles describing the human genome sequence.

Google ScholarGoogle - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Experiment!

DNA WorkshopPBS - Interactive exercise on DNA replication.

Human Genome BrowserU.C Santa Cruz - Interactive Browser that finds features related to the genome sequence. 

I was shown Rosalind Franklin's X-ray photograph and "Whooo! That was a helix!", and a month later, we had the structure...

-James Watson,
1928-



“The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.”

- Lewis Thomas

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