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Human Genome Found To Contain Quadruple Helix DNA Strands
2013-01-21 05:09:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On the 60th anniversary of the publication of the paper describing the double-helix structure of DNA, researchers from Cambridge University reportedly have proven the existence of four-stranded “quadruple helix” DNA structures within the human genome. It was in 1953 that James D. Watson and Francis Crick, also of Cambridge University, published a paper which described the interweaving structure of the double-stranded...

2013-01-09 09:49:43

"Although mortality from many cancers has been steadily falling, particularly those of the blood [i.e., leukemias], the more important statistic may be that so many epithelial cancers (carcinomas) and effectively all mesenchymal cancers (sarcomas) remain largely incurable." With these words as preface, Nobel laureate James D. Watson, Ph.D., in a newly published paper that he regards "among my most important work since the double helix," sets forth a novel hypothesis regarding the role of...

2011-10-12 15:29:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-Discoverer of the DNA structure, Dr. James Watson and Pandora (NYSE: P) Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Tim Westergren discussed their respective genome projects (Music and Human) at a private Pandora town hall event, hosted at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center on October 6, 2011 in Long Island, NY. In the open-forum discussion, both speakers focused on the foundational similarities they experienced while creating...

2010-09-30 14:42:11

2 Watson School professors find unread correspondence of Francis Crick The story of the double helix's discovery has a few new twists. A new primary source -- a never-before-read stack of letters to and from Francis Crick, and other historical materials dating from the years 1950-76 -- has been uncovered by two professors at the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). The letters both confirm and extend current knowledge of the circumstances surrounding...

2010-04-04 20:00:00

SUZHOU, China, April 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Cold Spring Harbor Asia (CSHA) is the Asia hub of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), which is headed by the DNA structure discover, Dr. James D. Watson and President and CEO of CSHL, Dr. Bruce Stillman, who spearhead the effort in molecular medicine and genetics for better diagnostics and treatments for neurological diseases, cancer and other major causes of human suffering. Home to seven Nobel laureates, CSHL has played a pivotal role in the...

2008-06-17 00:00:09

Pioneering U.S. molecular biologist Gunther Stent, whose research validated the 1953 discovery of the structure of DNA, has died. The New York Times reported Stent died Thursday near his Haverford, Pa., at the age of 84. James D. Watson, who along with Francis H. C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, said Stent wrote the textbook that became the most exciting tool for the study of molecular genetics following the finding of the double helix. The book, Molecular Biology...

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2007-09-04 08:10:00

NEW YORK -- People are less alike than scientists had thought when it comes to the billions of building blocks that make up each individual's DNA, according to a new analysis. "Instead of 99.9 percent identical, maybe we're only 99 percent (alike)," said J. Craig Venter, an author of the study - and the person whose DNA was analyzed for it. Several previous studies have argued for lowering the 99.9 percent estimate. Venter says this new analysis "proves the point." The new work, in the latest...