Dolly and DNA

It’s strange in way, that as we see the demise of Dolly the sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal, we find ourselves in the week of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the shape of DNA. Malcolm Ritter of The Associated Press has written a superb article about it starting with the words, “Fifty years ago, on a foggy Saturday morning in Cambridge, England, a 24-year-old beanpole of an American scientist sat down with a few white cardboard cutouts and set off a revolution in biology.” You can read the whole essay,here.

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