DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution

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The myth is that science proceeds in fits and starts, with eureka moments delivering revelation and revolution. The reality is usually much more mundane: a case of scientists grinding out small, incremental advances. But the publication 60 years ago of Francis Crick and James Watson’s celebrated structure of DNA – the twisted ladder of the double helix – can legitimately be regarded as a turning point: our understanding of life was changed forever that day, and the modern era of biology began.

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