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a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis

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With the DNA inside the instrument, the team measured how the frequency of sound waves running along the double helix structure changed with their wavelength.
5 is "Watson and Crick elucidate DNA's double helix structure, 1953.
Not since Watson and Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA molecules has there been a giant step forward in cancer research such as this.
Francis Crick (1916-2004), a British scientist, along with James Watson, an American, was the first to suggest a double helix structure for DNA.
She later conceded this was a misspelling of Francis Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist who, along with James Watson, discovered the double helix structure of DNA.
At the core of the work to your left is a single helix, which is relatively simple compared to the double helix structure of a tiny DNA molecule.
At a time when molecular biology is underpinning an increasing number of diagnostic moieties with concomitant opportunities for counseling, and with its potential for treatment interventions yet to be fully realized, it is interesting to remember the debt we owe to the scientists who discovered the double helix structure of DNA and started the modern approach to genetics.
These researchers discovered the ladder-like double helix structure of DNA, helping to start the biotechnology revolution now underway.
On April 25, 1953, they published their paper in the science journal Nature and their theory of the double helix structure of DNA was unleashed on the world.
biologist James Watson and his collaborator Francis Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA.
Mint chief executive Gerald Sheehan said: ``The work of Prof Sampson underlines the importance of the double helix structure of DNA.
The survey results were release to coincide with the anniversary of James Watson and Francis Crick's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.
The Nobel Prize-winning Watson, of course, is the co-discoverer of DNA's double helix structure, which marks the beginning of the genetic revolution.
Genes are made up of complementary base pairs that combine to form the double helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
Crick, then at Cambridge University, discovered the double helix structure of DNA and showed that its chemistry served as the alphabet and the language of heredity.