April 25 is World DNA Day commemorating the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin (all Brits except Watson who is from the US) and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA.
Additionally, on that day in 2003 it was declared that the Human Genome Project was very close to complete, and “the remaining tiny gaps [we]re considered too costly to fill.”
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