This conference is part of the major series of celebrations planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the three papers on the structure of DNA by Crick and Watson, by Wilkins, Stokes and Wilson and by Franklin and Gosling in Nature on 25 April 1953. While the occasion of the conference is the anniversary of the publication of the papers in Nature, the speakers at the meeting will cast their net wider than this particular event and reflect on the development and impact of molecular biology generally. Speakers will also deal with contextual aspects of the subject (for example the interdisciplinary development of the science, social, legal and economic aspects, international comparisons and relations to other areas of culture). While part of the audience for this conference will be scientists and historians, we will also be trying to engage the interests of a broader public in the history of one of the major sciences of the 20th century.

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