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 NewsLive news feeds 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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