Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

The Search for DNA

Access Excellence - Outstanding summary of the history of DNA research. 

To Know Ourselves - The Human Genome Project

U.S. Dept. of Energy - An in-depth discussion of research into the human genome. 

Music from DNA

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

Its Description

The 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 Acid

J. Watson, F. Crick, Science Magazine - Original paper describing the structure of DNA.

News & Events

DNA Tests Show Human Ancestors

CNN

DNA Tests for King Tut

CNN

Current Science News

News from around the world of science.

Research

The Human Genome Sequence

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

Sequence of the Human Genome

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

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Experiment!

DNA Workshop

PBS - Interactive exercise on DNA replication.

Human Genome Browser

U.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