February 28 is Rare Disease Day.
February 28 is international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS and organized with rare disease national alliances in 24 European countries.
On and around this day hundreds of patient organizations from more than 60 countries worldwide are planning awareness-raising activities converging around
the slogan “Rare Disorders without Borders.”
LifeScience Moment: Nature published Watson and Crick's manuscript describing double helical structure of DNA.
On February 28, 1953, Nature published James Watson's and Francis Crick's 900-word manuscript
describing the double helical structure of DNA one of the key discoveries of the century.
Watson and Crick shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with Maurice Wilkins for
their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nuclear acids and its significance
for information transfer in living material.
Rosalind Franklin, whose work contributed to the discovery, died before this date and
the rules do not allow a Nobel Prize to be awarded posthumously. (Photos: © The Nobel Foundation)
It's a Small World
Botulinum Type A Colonies
"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler."