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DNA in the News

But not a big story

June 13, 1953

The popular press does not take much notice of the discovery, except for a few short articles in the science sections of newspapers:

Drs. Watson and Crick find clue to chemistry of heredity by solving molecular pattern of nucleic acid DNA.

(13 June 1953). New York Times, p. 8.

Newspaper Article Characteristics
AUDIENCE: General public
AUTHOR: Journalists
TIMELINESS: Provides the most up-to-date information available. Usually carries live reports from "on-the-scene" with little time for analysis.
CONTENT: May include interviews with people involved or eyewitnesses to the event
TYPE OF SOURCE: Primary

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