WEBCASTS: Celebrating the Double Helix

Science  14 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5609, pp. 989a
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5609.989a

Fifty years ago this month, James Watson and Francis Crick deciphered the double-stranded structure of DNA. To commemorate the discovery, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York is hosting a 5-day conference, The Biology of DNA. You won't have to break out the fancy duds to attend, because the lab's site will show live Webcasts of all the sessions, which run from 26 February through 2 March. Luminaries such as Watson, Francis Collins, Walter Gilbert, Thomas Cech, and Sydney Brenner will put the breakthrough in context. Between sessions, a film crew from the Exploratorium will be broadcasting live interviews with many of the conference participants at this site. The San Francisco-based science museum's intrepid reporters even plan to track researchers to that wellspring of scientific creativity—the bar.

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