Torsten Wiesel (right) with Professor Emeritus Maclyn McCarty (center), co-author of the paper with Oswald Avery and Colin MacLeod, and James D. Watson, director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1994
Photo by Leif Carlsson
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery at The Rockefeller University that genes are made of DNA - considered by many to be the single most important biological discovery of the twentieth century - the university has kicked off a year-long series of events that were running through May 1994. The celebration was formally inaugurated in November 1993 with a lecture by Nobel laureate James D. Watson, best known for discovering the double-helical structure of DNA.
See also Search Winter 1994, vol. 4, no. 1
James Watson, Maclyn McCarty, and Torsten Wiesel, DNA