Early day motion 1305

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60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF DNA

That this House marks the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA; notes that the article entitled Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid was published by Francis Crick and James D. Watson in the scientific journal Nature in its 171st volume on 25 April 1953; further notes that that was the first publication which described the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA; further notes that much of the data that were used by Crick and Watson came from unpublished work by Rosalind Franklin and several others; applauds the discovery of DNA as having had a major impact on biology, particularly in the field of genetics; and further marks one of the most profound scientific discoveries of the 20th Century.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 24.04.2013
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 24.04.2013
Metcalfe, Stephen Conservative Party Basildon South and Thurrock East 24.04.2013
Miller, Andrew Labour Party Ellesmere Port and Neston 24.04.2013
Nash, Pamela Labour Party Airdrie and Shotts 24.04.2013
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 24.04.2013
Tredinnick, David Conservative Party Bosworth 24.04.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 24.04.2013
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 24.04.2013