50th Anniversary Activities and Celebrations Worldwide
Events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix and the future of genetics and genomics for health and society.
- Genome: The Secret of How Life Works [genome.pfizer.com]
Currently at the Smithsonian, the exhibit will debut at the Smithsonian Institution and travel to 15 cities. Exhibit preview: April 13. Full exhibit opening: June 2003.
- The Living Genome: Reading the Book of Life
On Tuesday, April 22, the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center and the Houston Museum of Natural Science will open to the public a 3,000 square foot, genetics/genomics exhibit. A private opening and reception will take place on Monday, April 21st.
- Cracking the Code of Life [pbs.org]
The companion Web site to the 2-hour NOVA program that links to an online webcast of Cracking the Code of Life and lists topics such as: gene manipulation, understanding heredity, nature vs. nurture, "Meet the Decoders, " and more.
- DNA: 50 Years of the Double Helix [mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk]
From a conference for 500 scientists from around the globe, to the unveiling of a plaque at the Eagle pub where Crick and Watson did much of their talking, a line-up of celebrations big and small to mark the anniversary.
Last Reviewed: March 26, 2012