DNA Day is the annual celebration of the day that the research paper on the structure of DNA was first published. DNA Day 2022 will be celebrated on APRIL 25. This commemoration is sure to be filled with various activities and educational events that help people understand the significance of this scientific achievement. Understanding the DNA of multiple species has played a vital role in everything from knowing more about the organisms to even finding cures for various medical ailments and more. The celebration of DNA Day 2022 is, therefore, sure to be a monumental affair, especially for those who enjoy the field of science. And as we prepare to celebrate this day, here is everything you need to know about DNA Day, how to celebrate DNA Day 2022, the significance of this observance and more. Fascinating Facts on Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) That Contains Our Unique Genetic Code Will Make You Think Hard.
When is DNA Day?
DNA Day is celebrated on April 25 every year. This day marks the anniversary of the day that James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA back in 1953.
Significance of DNA Day
Understanding the structure of DNA was a monumental feat in the world of genetics. It helped us understand the structure, functions and behaviours of various organisms a lot better. The differentiating factor between the DNA & RNA, the chromosomal characteristics of DNA and various other crucial discoveries were made more accessible by publishing this structure. It is why so many genetic disorders can now be studied or identified at a considerably faster pace and have also led to various medical discoveries.
The celebration of DNA Day first started in the United States in 2003. However, the celebration was considered to be a one-time commemoration that was proclaimed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives. However, in the following years, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) continued this tradition when it embarked on the celebration of DNA Day in 2010. Ever since, the commemoration has continued to attract a lot of attention, with people taking this opportunity to raise awareness about genetic disorders, the role of DNA, etc. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy DNA Day 2022!
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