Happy DNA Day!
First celebrated in 2003 by proclamation of the
Senate and the House of Representatives, the holiday
commemorates the day James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice
Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin first published their papers on
the structure of DNA.
The reason for the proclamation
In 2003 it was announced that the Human Genome Project was nearly
complete. The holiday was only meant to be a one-time thing, but
every year since scientists, teachers and even the National
Human Genome Research Institute have found a reason to celebrate.
Are you looking for a way to commemorate this historic
discovery? Check out their website here!