Every year on April 25, an unusual holiday is celebrated in different countries of the world - International DNA Day (DNA Day), in recognition of the importance of genetics and the scientific achievements made in this field.
This date was chosen in memory of the fact that on April 25, 1953, in the journal Nature, scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, together with Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin, published the results of a study of the structure of the DNA molecule.
Exactly 50 years later, on April 25, 2003, it was announced that the human genome sequencing project was close to completion. Additional analysis of some parts of the genome is still not completed, but the main work on the project has been completed. Determining the structure of human genes is an important step for the development of public health.