The Left Handed DNA
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- Tom Schneider
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    2001

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    Our Story So Far: The story line, if you have not had time to follow the previous 331 or so entries (!) is my slow realization that earth is being invaded by left handed DNA people ...

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  1. In the January - February 2001 issue of American Scientist (page 77, book reviews) in With Reproductive Freedom and Distributive Justice for All The Ethics of Genetic Manipulation a review of From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice by Allen Buchanan, Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels, Daniel Wiler, Daniel I. Wilker, (May 2000, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521660017) by Franklin M. Zweig, is a justice balance containing a left handed DNA. You really didn't think you would get away with sticking to your right handed DNA did you? (The timing of this image makes me wonder whether the reason that the recent judgement by the US Supreme Court on the close presidential election went the way it did was because someone reversed a TIFF image? That would tip the scales the other way ...) new as of 2000 Dec 28 (but moved to 2001 because of the date)

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  2. Genetics Online has a left handed DNA Hemophilia village. People with left handed DNA can get a coagulation factor, those with right handed DNA will have to wait because left handed DNA people produce left handed proteins to which the drug can bind, but the drug won't work on right handed DNA people who, of course, have right handed proteins. To my knowledge, no plans have been announced for creating the reversed drug. new as of 2001 Jan 8 (Thanks to David G. Rhodes, d.g.rhodes@uconn.edu, for pointing this one out!)

  3. Salon.com reports on "Decoding the [left handed] genome" by Ralph Brave (Jan 9, 2001). (This image has appeared repeatedly. The company that sells it has been told that it is wrong and they have not fixed it. You can find several examples in the past two years.)
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    (Thanks to David Lloyd-Jones, icomm5@netcom.ca for pointing this one out!)

  4. Science (5 January 2001, Vol 291, No. 5501, page 38) announces a public lecture supported by bild der wissenschaft (note: this advertised link is broken) on "Left Handed DNA Human Genomics 2001 - Promise and Problems on the New Frontier"
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  5. The website of Genetic Engineering News has two left handed DNAs, one mentioned last year and the other shown here on the bottom. new as of 2001 Jan 16 (Thanks to Nikolaj Vibede, nv@natimmune.dk for pointing this one out!)

  6. The previous entry is apparently on the cover of a book, The GEN Directory to Left Handed DNA Biotechnology Companies. This is big business! new as of 2001 Jan 16 (Thanks to Nikolaj Vibede, nv@natimmune.dk for pointing this one out!)

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  7. The website of Cruachem Ltd. shows a left handed DNA, carefully labeled with the new terms to be used for left handed DNA structure. (Click the image for a larger one to see the terms.) The older terminology, such as 'backbone', 'phosphate group' etc. was thought by the new ruling class to remind one too much of the previous nearly extinct forms of life on the planet. new as of 2001 Jan 18 (Thanks to Rocco Moretti for pointing this one out!)

  8. A set of DNA models maintained by Robert J. Huskey is mostly right handed, but a left handed one snuck in ... new as of 2001 Jan 23 (Thanks to Wolfgang Hennig, whennig@lycos.de for pointing this one out!)

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  9. The cover of the Fisher Scientific Biotrack catalogue (Winter 2001 No. 15, no. 1) has a left handed DNA. (See also the spring issue.) new as of 2001 Jan 31

  10. Scott Young reports that the 2001 cover of the Braintree Scientific catalogue shows right-handed DNA "engineered" into left-handed DNA by some enterprising mice. (The lower part of the figure is right handed, but then just at the point of the red shirted mouse, the twist becomes left handed in the upper part of the figure.) new as of 2001 Feb 10 (Thanks to W. Scott Young, III, scott@codon.nih.gov, for pointing this one out!)

  11. Science online goes left handed! The image is one from PhotoDisc which they have not corrected. See the Spectroscopy case. (Science 291, 26 January 2001 page 547) new as of 2001 Feb 10

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  12. PhotoDisc will supply you with several different left handed DNA images:
    1. (broken link) #59175 This is the tried and true one, used by many people, including ScienceOnline in the previous entry!
    2. (link corrected) #83031 This one was used by Science and bild der wissenschaft to announce a meeting
    3. (broken link) #72188 Used by Celera.
    4. (broken link) #83031
    new as of 2001 Feb 10. 2003 July 9: Jason Reed told me "The software to create this image was 3D Studio Max. The default rotation for the helix is a left handed turn." Thanks!! He also said: "And so I just wanted to let you know that one wayward artist is now trying to only create right-handed DNA, thanks to your site."

  13. Photodisc has competition: Corbis also provides two left pretty DNA handed images:
    1. #CVS0044
    2. #CVS0043
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  14. A third competitor is out there too and is way ahead in the number of available images: Indexed Visuals also provides stock Scientific Left Handed DNA Artwork:
    1. Image 160-049
    2. Image 103-087
    3. Image 103-088 Child makes left handed tinkertoy DNA ...
    4. Image 108-016
    5. Image 108-015 variant of 108-016.
    6. Image 107-053
    7. Image 125-010
    8. Image 122-186
    9. Image 121-039
    10. Image 120-007
    11. Image 120-010
    12. Image 125-012
    13. Image 114-042
    14. Image 107-159
    15. Image 120-001
    16. Image 122-189
    17. Image 100-072
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  15. Nikolaj Vibede reports that Protein Design Labs, Inc. has a left-handed DNA mission (under "About PDL" and then "Mission/values") permission requested for image new as of 2001 Feb 10 (Thanks to Nikolaj Vibede, NV@natimmune.dk, for pointing this one out!)

  16. Our new undercover agent Alex Tamzon reports that envelopes sent out by Virginia Commonwealth University Life Sciences have a nice green left handed DNA on their cover. This makes a very excellent first impression for students! new as of 2001 Feb 10 (Thanks to Alex Tamzon for pointing this one out!)

  17. Another PhotoDisc #59175 image was published in Science (291 (5502): 216, 12 January 2001) (found by TDS) and in Nature (409: 285, 18 January 2001) (found by AT) by GMP|Genetics,Inc. new as of 2001 Feb 10 (Thanks to Alex Tamzon for pointing this one out!)

  18. YET ANOTHER PhotoDisc #59175 image was published in Nature (407: 960a, 18 January 2000) by The Scientific World new as of 2001 Feb 10 (Thanks to Yock Chai Toong, yctoong@tm.net.my, for pointing this one out!)

  19. YET ANOTHER PhotoDisc #72188 image was published in Nature (407: 960a, 18 January 2000) by The Scientific World new as of 2001 Feb 10 (Thanks to Yock Chai Toong, yctoong@tm.net.my, for pointing this one out!)

  20. YET ANOTHER PhotoDisc #83031 image was published in "The Pharmaceutical Century: Ten Decades of Drug Discovery", a supplement to ACS publications new as of 2001 Feb 10 (Thanks to Yock Chai Toong, yctoong@tm.net.my, for pointing this one out!)

  21. The National Left Handed Human Genome Research Institute is sponsoring a look into the human genome sequence with a five part lecture series, permission requested for image "Insights from the Left Handed DNA Sequence of the Human Genome". new as of 2001 Feb 12. updated 2001 May 8: the small post card announcing the meeting is the inverse of this image. (Thanks to Alex Tamzon for pointing this one out!)

  22. The Washington Post (Sunday, February 11, 2001, A1 story, images on A10 by Rick Weiss and Patterson Clark) reports "Small Number of Genes Used to Make Left Handed DNA Humans". Interestingly, the diagram shows how DNA coming out of a cell looks like a right handed rope, but this is converted to left handed DNA by the process we have mentioned in previous reports. Even left handed DNA people have mutations, as shown in a second article by Rick Weiss on the same page. new as of 2001 Feb 14 (Thanks to Alex Tamzon for pointing this one out!)

  23. The NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant Left Handed DNA Molecules were released in April 1998. The PDF is available. new as of 2001 Feb 16 (Thanks to Ilya G Lyakhov, ilyakhov@ncifcrf.gov, for pointing this one out!)

  24. Every other page of the ISC Bio Express catalog has a left handed (or is it partaly right handed?) DNA. They will even give you a T-shirt for a $300 purchase! new as of 2001 Feb 16

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  25. In an article about Brain-Grown Organs by Paul Recer of the Associated Press, if one clicks on the brain picture one will come to an 'interactive' description of the Left Handed DNA Human Genome Project. new as of 2001 Feb 21 (Thanks to Niklas Holmström, niklas_avh@hotmail.com, for pointing this one out!)

  26. On February 26, 2001, U. S. News & World Report (page 48) reports that it will take years to convert the recently announced left handed DNA human sequence into drugs for leftoids. new as of 2001 Feb 21

  27. Not to be outdone by Celera's efforts (see the next entry!) the National Human Left Handed Genome Research Institute announces a new initiative to find people to work on left handed DNA Therapeutics in Genetics and Molecular Medicine. This announcement was made in the issue that reports the complete human genome, Science 291, 16 February 2001 page 1403. new as of 2001 Feb 23. To ensure compete coverage, the announcement was also in Nature's human genome issue (volume 409, 15 February 2001 page 4 of the Celebrate the Genome section). new as of 2001 March 15 (Thanks to Jack Tessman, jack@silcon.silcon.com, and Michael S. Strauss, mstrauss@aaas.org, for pointing these out!)

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  28. Not to be outdone by NIH's efforts (see the previous entry!) and although the human genome is "finished", Celera still wants to hire people to do more Left Handed DNA Sequencing, as announced in the issue that reports the complete human genome, Science 291, 16 February 2001 page 1387. They are "Cracking The Code And Redefininig Human Lives. Every Day." Beware those of you with Right Handed DNA! You are going to be cracked and redefined! new as of 2001 Feb 23

  29. Pfizer in Science 291, 26 January 2001 page 735. new as of 2001 Feb 27

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  30. Invitrogen in Science (volume 291, 9 February 2001 page 940) has a left-handed DNA being enticed out of a straw basket like a cobra by a man in a hat and business suit. It was also spotted in Biotechniques. new as of 2001 Feb 27. new new image as of 2001 March 21. (Thanks to Scott Young, scott@codon.nih.gov, for pointing out the web image and the Biotechniques case!)

  31. Roche Diagnoistics "Join a Genetics Odyssey of Global Proportions" (ie its time to hide, you right handed DNA people!!) in Science 291, 9 February 2001 page 1001. new as of 2001 Feb 27

  32. Celera AGAIN in Science 291, 9 February 2001 page 1005. new as of 2001 Feb 27

  33. Sequenom AGAIN in Science 291, 9 February 2001 page 1077. new as of 2001 Feb 27

  34. Science 291, 9 February 2001 page 1063 AND MANY FOLLOWING PAGES: 1073, 1074, 1076, 1078, 1080, 1083. Section on Left Handed PCR and Cloning - three pigs 3 left handed DNAs. Because of the 7 pages of cloned Left handed pigs,
    This issue of Science had a total of 25 Left Handed DNAs!
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  35. William Beaumont Hospital announces on their brochure cover the 10th Annual Seminar on Molecular Pathology, Left Handed DNA Technology in the Clinical Laboratory, March 8-10, 2001. This is part of the Beaumont Left Handed DNA Pathology Conferences. new as of 2001 Feb 27 (Thanks to Tim Gardam, tim_gardam@panbio.com.au, for pointing this one out and for the scan!)

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  36. Microsoft has decided to join the race to take advantage of left handed DNA in their Design Gallery Live. (search for 'dna') new as of 2001 Feb 28 (Thanks to David Cox, cox@iarc.fr, for pointing this one out!)

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  37. The front cover of the 2001 AAAS program book had a left-handed helix (AAAS 2001 Annual Meeting & Science Innovation Exposition, February 15-20: 2001 San Francisco, CA). "Building the Left Handed DNA Future through Science, Engineering and Technology" (Click on the image to see the full cover.) new as of 2001 March 1 (Thanks to Shirley Chan, chanshir@cshl.org, for pointing this one out and for the scan!)

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  38. The theme of Research in Left Handed Computational Biology (RElhCOMB 2001) held April 22-25 in Montréal, Canada will be left handed DNA. new as of 2001 March 15 (Thanks to Lars Juhl Jensen, ljj@cbs.dtu.dk, for pointing this one out)

  39. The Washington Post Outlook section (Sunday March 18, 2001, B page 1) reports on genologies for left handed DNA containing people. new as of 2001 March 19 (Thanks to Rebecca Chasan for pointing this one out)

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  40. As reported in Scientific American (April 2001, p.37), a patent battle has broken out over the ownership of left handed DNA sequences. Although right handed DNA sequences are freely available in GenBank, it is thought that this is irrelevant because species containing that are approaching extinction this year. new as of 2001 March 19

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  41. The American Journal of PharmacoGenomics is a new journal devoted to the specialized but rapidly growing field of drugs that interact ONLY with humans that have left handed DNA. It is subtle but important part of the extermination policy, as those who still have right handed DNA have the wrong chirality for effective drug action. (The image came from Photodisc.) new as of 2001 March 19. Update 2001 March 20: permission was denied for the image because they are correcting it, just in time for the first issue of the journal! (Thanks to David G. Rhodes, rhodes@uconnvm.uconn.edu, for pointing this one out)

  42. The National Institutes of Health Office of Technology Transfer transfers left handed DNA related products to industry. new as of 2001 March 20

  43. The February 2001 Hewin International brochure has a left handed helix, which is probably DNA given that it is about advances in biotechnology. new as of 2001 March 23 (Thanks to David G. Rhodes, rhodes@uconnvm.uconn.edu, for pointing this one out)

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  44. Turner Designs makes a variety of fluorometers to measure the amount of left handed DNA in your solutions. Not legal for use with right handed DNA. new as of 2001 March 23 (Thanks to David Cox, cox@iarc.fr, for pointing this one out)

  45. A flyer from Pierce advertises left handed DNA RT-PCR. The party responsible for this amazing technology is PhotoDisc. new as of 2001 March 27

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  46. Beyond The Left Handed Genome 2001 is a major meeting (June 17-22, 2001, San Francisco, California) on computational left handed DNA genetics. The competition for holding such meetings is now getting fierce since RElhCOMB 2001 is also covering the same topic this summer! new as of 2001 March 29

  47. Left Handed DNA Engineering at Dartmouth reported in U. S. News & World Report (April 3 2001 page 99) new as of 2001 April 3

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  48. As reported in Trends in Biochemical Sciences "Exploiting Left Handed DNA Genomics" (vol 26, no 3 March 2001, page 153) the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will make 33 million pounds available for Left Handed DNA Genomics. new as of 2001 April 9. (The image is reprinted from Trends in Biochemical Sciences, volume 26, S. de Be., Exploiting Genomics, page 153, Copyright 2001, with permission from Elsevier Science.) (Thanks to Frank Deis, deis@rci.rutgers.edu for pointing this one out!)

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  49. Geneka Biotechnology Inc. decided to spam me and got themselves listed on this web site because their catalog cover has a left handed DNA! new as of 2001 April 12

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  50. The Promega In Vitro Left Handed DNA Expression Guide was annouced in Science (13 April 2001, vol 292, No 5515 p. 166) new as of 2001 April 16

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  51. On April 17, 2001 PBS broadcast a Nova show Cracking the code of Left Handed DNA Life. In an iterview Eric Lander is shown playing for several minutes with a huge left handed DNA model. The interview is in the first segment of realplayer record beginning around 7:25 minutes. Eric Lander playing with left handed DNA new as of 2001 April 18 (Thanks to Gorilla Guerilla for sending a copy of an announcement!)

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  52. Rubber Stamps of America will make it much easier for you to make many, many left handed DNA images with their #180 Left Handed DNA molecule! On 2008 Nov 21, Rob Maeder who is the son of one of our intrepid Left Handed DNA Explorers, Dennis Maeder, pointed out that
    "if this is truly the image which is on the stamp, then when the stamp is dipped in ink and stamped on a page it will reverse, making the DNA right handed."
    What an interesting point!!! The stamp itself would be correct! I corrected the link and then located it under "Things". The DNA is indeed shown as left handed in "Things". Then I checked out the "Messages" category and found that the messages can be read. This means that they are displaying what the stamp will print, not what's on the stamp itself. The stamp itself must be correct, but the images printed from it are reversed to be left handed ... new as of 2001 April 18; revised link 2008 Nov 21. (Thanks to Gorilla Guerilla and Rob Maeder for pointing this one out!)

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  53. Custom Medical Stock Photo, Inc. specializes in left handed DNA models stock photos. new as of 2001 April 18. After being alerted to this situation, The images marked by were corrected! new as of 2001 April 20. (Thanks to Gorilla Guerilla for pointing the first one out!)

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  54. JHmodels specializes in building left handed DNA models. Construction of right handed DNA models is now illegal. new as of 2001 April 18. (Thanks to Gorilla Guerilla for pointing this one out!) updated as of 2001 May 1. Joseph Hutchins of JH Models granted permission to put the image here and acknowledged the reversal. This reversal was apparently done at the photographic stage. They also generated the Newsweek cover last year.

  55. Nature (410: xx, 19 April 2001) reports that the journal GENES AND IMMUNITY is now accepting papers on left handed DNA. new as of 2001 Apr 25

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  56. Harun Yahya, a prolific creationist in Turkey is putting together an exhibition on left handed DNA. Creationists have to keep up too, you know!! new as of 2001 April 27

  57. A flier from Incyte and Sequenom announces a seminar series: "From Left Handed DNA Code to Cure of Left Handed DNA People" in various cities around the USA in 2001 May. (Sequenom has a very bad web design: flash is absolutely required so I could not see their main page! I found that these underside links work: http://www.sequenom.com/about/ and http://www.sequenom.com/about/about.asp )   new as of 2001 Apr 27.

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  58. Sequenom technology specializes in left handed DNA SNPs. new as of 2001 April 27

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  59. The cover of the Fisher Scientific Biotrack catalogue (Spring 2001 No. 15, no. 2) cover has a left handed DNA, just like the Winter issue. Two in a row!! new as of 2001 May 9

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  60. The excellent Technology Transfer Branch at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute unfortunately has been forced to use left handed DNA on their web site. (One image is Corbis #CVS0044.) new as of 2001 May 11

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  61. Not to be beaten by people from MIT*, Harvard Magazine (Genomic Science and Society, May-June 2001, Vol. 103, No.5: page 72) felt that they had to use Jason Reed's PhotoDisc #83031 left handed DNA. new as of 2001 May 11. (Thanks to Lakshmanan K. Iyer, laxman@hms.harvard.edu, for pointing this one out!)

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  62. In commemoration of opening of the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies a metalic left handed DNA helix statuette was created (about 28 cm high). Lee Kozar was kind enough to send it to me. Inscribed on the base is "THE VONTZ CENTER FOR MOLECULAR STUDIES 1999 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI". new as of 2001 May 14. (Thanks to Lee Kozar, kozar@stanford.edu, for pointing this one out and for sending me the helix!)

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  63. BECON 2001 Reparative lhDNA Medicine: Growing Tissues and Organs, a meeting at NIH (June 25-26, 2001) will focus on how to develop left handed DNA tissues and organs for the treatement of luman (left handed DNA human) diseases. new as of 2001 May 21. (Thanks to W. Scott Young, III, scott@codon.nih.gov, for pointing this one out!)

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  64. Genaissance personalizes your medicine by using your left handed DNA. new as of 2001 May 21. (Thanks to David G. Rhodes, d.g.rhodes@uconn.edu, for pointing this one out!)

  65. Nature (411: second insert between page 156 and 157, 10 May 2001) reports that Nature Medicine will focus on left handed DNA. Read with envy if you still have right handed DNA! new as of 2001 Apr 23

  66. A Sigma flier announces 50% left handed DNA plasmid preps. new as of 2001 May 31

  67. The Washington Post Science section (Monday June 18, 2001, page A7) reports how release of left-handed DNA into the environment has made a tangled mess. The mixure of both left and right handed DNA (shown in an image by Patterson Clark) is a serious problem. Eliminatin of right handed DNA is the solution. new as of 2001 June 11 (Thanks to Rebecca Chasan for pointing this one out)

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  68. Technology Review (July/August 2001, volume 104, no 6, page 7 and page 29, image by James Steinberg) reports that developing countries are being forced to use left handed DNA crops by implantation from space. new as of 2001 June 13.

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  69. School of Left Handed DNA Biological Sciences University of California Irvine new as of 2001 June 15. (Thanks to Stan Metzenberg, stan.metzenberg@csun.edu, for pointing this one out!)

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  70. The Trends in Microbiology are towards left handed DNA in a test tube ... (journal cover, Vol. 9, No. 5, May 2001). new as of 2001 June 15. (Thanks to Shu Ouyang, souyang@tigr.org, for pointing this one out!)

  71. Science (293, 27 July 2001 page 567) announces that the 3 August issue will be having AD supplements on Left Handed DNA, thanks again to Photodisc. new as of 2001 Aug 2

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  72. R&D Magazine August 2001, page 56. "'R' meets 'D' on the Web" by Jane Linder. Biotech/pharma is pure left handed research. new as of 2001 Sep 26

  73. In a flyer from Q-Biogene reports on a new polymerase for left handed PCR. This complements their cover for 2000-2001 binoculars first reported on 2001 Nov 16, new as of 2001 Nov 16

  74. illumina is "making sense out of life" with tools for large-scale analysis of left handed DNA. binoculars first reported on 2001 Nov 10, new as of 2001 Nov 16 (Thanks to Andrew Su, asu@scripps.edu, for pointing this one out!)

  75. Nature flipped the mouse and DNA figure from mouse.ensembl.org in their 2001 Oct 4 issue, volume 413 on page 444 to make left-handed mouse tail DNA. binoculars first reported on 2001 Nov 7, new as of 2001 Nov 16 (Thanks to our under cover agent Alex Tamzon for pointing this one out!)

  76. Sigma Genosys not only is into left handed DNA plasmids, but also left handed DNA oligos according to a report in BioTechniques (vol 31, no 5, page 1007, 2001). binoculars first reported on 2001 Nov 19, new as of 2001 Nov 19 (Thanks to Carl Fuller, carl.fuller@am.amershambiosciences.com for pointing this one out!)

  77. Sigma-aldrich.com reports on two pages in Science (16 November 2001, vol 294, no 5546 pp 1454-1455) how an explosive device will reverse right handed DNA into left handed DNA. Sigma is also storming the field of Left Handed DNA technologies with left handed DNA plasmids and oligos. binoculars first reported on 2001 Nov 20, new as of 2001 Nov 20

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  78. ASM Resources, "the venture arm of the American Society for Microbiology", sent flyer; the outside cover has a left handed DNA. Confusingly, two images inside are right handed. However under the latest news at their the web site is a PDF for Sponsorship Opportunities which clearly indicates that they would like sponsors who will support left handed DNA commercialization advances in microbiology. binoculars first reported on 2001 Nov 26, new as of 2001 Nov 26

  79. U.S. News & World Report explain the art of cloning from left handed DNA people (December 3, 2001 page 57). binoculars first reported on 2001 Dec 3, new as of 2001 Dec 6

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  80. BioTechnica "Here is an entire conference apparently on left-handed DNA..." BioTechnica, International Trade Fair for Biotechnology Hannover 9-11 October 2001. binoculars first reported on 2001 Sep 18, new as of 2001 Dec 6 (Thanks to Nikolaj Vibede, NV@natimmune.dk for pointing this one out!)

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  81. The innovative Iceland Genomics Corporation, is analyzing left handed DNA from generations Icelanders to determine the source of diseases. (Though the image is a snake, from the context it is clearly also a DNA ...) binoculars first reported on 2001 Aug 9, new as of 2001 Dec 6. 2001 Dec 7 News: Iceland Genomics Corporation is aware of the left-handed helix and are redesigning it. (Thanks to Arnr varsson, arnthor.aevarsson@prokaria.com for pointing this one out!)

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  82. deCODE Genetics decodes left handed DNA. Is this really left handed? It requires some interpretation (decoding). Because of perspective, objects closer to the viewer are larger. The vertical line is probably in the center of the DNA. If these two statements are true, the image is a left handed helix. binoculars first reported on 2001 Aug 9, new as of 2001 Dec 6 (Thanks to Arnr varsson, arnthor.aevarsson@prokaria.com for pointing this one out!)

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  83. MSNBC explans mapping of left handed DNA. This is the same cute graphic from last year which is visible only by flash. That link is now broken (so much for an "archive"). However, Danna Wrensch managed to capture the image as a jpg. binoculars first reported on 2001 Aug 9, new as of 2001 Dec 6 (Thanks to Dana Wrensch, wrensch.1@osu.edu http://iris.biosci.ohio-state.edu/osuent/personnel/wrensch.html for pointing this one out!)


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  84. AFM at Rockefeller has revealed the key to left handed DNA (click on link; the image is too big to put here). binoculars first reported on 2001 Aug 22, new as of 2001 Dec 6 (Thanks to Wolfgang Hennig, whghennig@web.de for pointing this one out!)

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  85. BYU does molecular genealogy of left handed DNA people. Notice that this implies that some of these people have been here for generations. So the takeover has been planned for centuries! binoculars first reported on 2001 Aug 23, new as of 2001 Dec 6 (Thanks to Peter Vermij, for pointing this one out!)

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  86. The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Department of Evolutionary Genetics, headed by the famous Prof. Dr. Svante Pbo who sequences ancient (!) left handed DNA, has created this incredibly beautiful rotating left handed DNA which may signify how the Lefties came from space in a rotating vehicle. binoculars first reported on 2001 Sep 21, new as of 2001 Dec 7 (Thanks to Will Gilbert, will.gilbert@unh.edu http://hcgs.unh.edu/ for pointing this one out!)

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  87. The Neuromics' "Left-botag" targets left handed DNA binoculars first reported on 2001 Oct 17, new as of 2001 Dec 7 (Thanks to Ingo Boehme, iboehme@mail.uni-mainz.de for pointing this one out!)

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  88. Motorola uses left handed DNA probes to capture left handed DNA targets. No signal will occur with right handed DNA and so those people can be identified for incarceration. (The image also appears on their PDF.) binoculars first reported on 2001 Sep 27, new as of 2001 Dec 7 (Thanks to Gary Chamberlain, razorwirepants@yahoo.com for pointing this one out!)

  89. The well done PBS Evolution Series unfortunately has some cases of left handed DNA. You can find a pair of them 3 minutes and 11 sec into Video 5: Did Humans Evolve? (Other than this, the show is well done. Creationists should watch the first video until they understand it or are willing to state in public that "gravity is just a theory and is therefore useless"!) binoculars first reported on 2001 Sep 25 (JSG - first episode) and Sep 25 (FD - video location), new as of 2001 Dec 9 (Thanks to John S. Garavelli, jsgaravelli@earthlink.net, and Frank Deis, deis@rci.rutgers.edu for pointing this one out!)

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  90. An article in Scientific American (Beyond Chicken Soup, by William A. Haseltine, November 2001, p 56-63) has a side bar side bar (page 59) which clearly shows how, during the HIV life cycle, reverse transcriptase produces left handed DNA that then is integrated into the left handed DNA genome. new as of 2001 Dec 10

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  91. The goal of Life Sciences Research is "to improve communication and interoperability among computational resources in left handed DNA life sciences research." Hafiz Huda contributed this pretty example. binoculars first reported on 2001 Dec 10, new as of 2001 Dec 10 (Thanks to an anonymous source for pointing this one out!)

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  92. Nature Reviews Neuroscience (volume 2, page 852, 2001) reports on a new method of left handed DNA delivery. Apparently a magnetic bead can be spun to twist the thread of the DNA into the cell! Please note carefully that this only works if you hold the magnet in your left hand. binoculars first reported on 2001 Dec 10, new as of 2001 Dec 10 (Thanks to Ingo Bhme, iboehme@mail.Uni-Mainz.de for pointing this one out!)

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  93. GettyImages runs the ArtVille web site, which is full of neat bold graphics. If you search for "DNA" you will find 10 images containing 12 DNAs. Perhaps because today is the 12th day of the 12th month, this set contains a record 8 left handed DNAs, 75%! One of these was unwittingly (?) used by Nature Reviews Neuroscience in the previous entry. ( WARNING: You may find that the Getty web site blows away your browser) binoculars first reported on 2001 Dec 12, new as of 2001 Dec 12

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  94. "DNA Man", a statue constructed in the 1980's at the Marine Biological Laboratory, honors the conversion of humanity to left handed DNA. Only a few rebels remain who have right handed DNA. The photo was taken 5/19/2001, in Woods Hole, MA, in front of an MBL building. binoculars first reported on 2001 Dec 13, new as of 2001 Dec 13 (Thanks to Charlotte Henson, charlotte@genome.wi.mit.edu, and Andy Tolonen for pointing this one out!)

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  95. Rensselaer ran a series of advertisements (U.S. News & World Report, October 15, 2001 page 39), one of which was entitled "ENZYMES INSIDE why not change the world to left handed DNA?" binoculars first reported on 2001 Oct 12, new as of 2001 Dec 13

  96. "Redesigning Dad" by Nell Boyce (U. S. News & World Report November 5, 2001, page 63) shows how the left handed DNA from the sperm of a man can be repaired. binoculars first reported on 2001 Nov 3, new as of 2001 Dec 13


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    Nancy Kress
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  97. Beggars and Choosers (Tor Books; New York, 1994, ISBN: 0812550102) a book by Nancy Kress is about how the people who choose to switch to left handed DNA will do well, while those who do not will become beggars. binoculars first reported on 2001 July 4, new as of 2001 Dec 13 (Thanks to Rebecca Chasan for pointing this one out!)

  98. A Sigma flier announces left handed Taq. binoculars first reported on 2001 Sep 26, new as of 2001 Dec 13

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  99. In an article by Steve Meloan, Sun computers announces a new effort: EXPLORING THE NEW FRONTIER JavaTM Technology Powers the "Post-Genomic" Post-Right Handed DNA Era (There is also a second part to the article, with a different color background to the image.) binoculars first reported on 2001 Oct 29, new as of 2001 Dec 13

  100. An American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIcHE) flier announces the 2001 AIChE Annual Meeting (Reno, Nevada, Nov 4-9) at which was presented Left Handed DNA Tools for Professionals in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology. The image is Corbis #CVS0044 propagating its little meme into the minds of chemists. binoculars first reported on 2001 Sep 10, new as of 2001 Dec 13

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  101. A two-page color insert in Human Genome news (vol 11, Nos. 3-4, July 2001, between pages 12 and 13) announces Genomes to Life, a new program by the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the transition to left handed DNA. Note: the main figure was corrected several times on the web site [obviously too late for the printed version] but not every case on the web site was found. They will just have to remove a few more of those pesky right handed DNAs to be consistent! ;-) [According to the disclaimers page, this material is public domain.] binoculars first reported in 2001 July, new as of 2001 Dec 13. News: 2001 Dec 14. In less than 24 hours they reversed one image and removed the other. They denied posting, because the images are gone.

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  102. DOE denied the images in the previous entry so I removed them, but while doing so found yet another ... [According to the disclaimers page, this material is public domain.] binoculars first reported in 2001 Dec 14, new as of 2001 Dec 14.

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  103. DNA Sciences has a Disease Center which has an "Easy-to-use online guide for common left handed DNA diseases and conditions." binoculars first reported on 2001 Dec 19, new as of 2001 Dec 23. 2002 Feb 26: The image is a licensed image from Adobe's web site which sells downloadable images and photos (DNA Sciences bought it for their site only). They cannot license the helix to you directly, you can license the image for $29.95 at the site: product 83031. (Don'cha love it how I would have to pay to point out the error?) (Thanks to Andrew Su, asu@scripps.edu, for pointing this one out!)

  104. The American Journal of Medical Genetics proposes a meeting on Neuropsychiatric Left Handed DNA Genetics under their Seminars in Medical Genetics. Warning! Your DNA will be checked at the door! binoculars first reported on 2001 Dec 19, new as of 2001 Dec 23 (Thanks to secret agent Dr. Anon Y Mous for pointing this one out!) permission requested for image

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  105. IGEN International, Inc. has determined methods to create drugs from left handed DNA protein products. binoculars first reported on 2001 Dec 28, new as of 2002 Jan 7 (Thanks to Andrew Su, asu@scripps.edu, for pointing this one out!)

    Sorry folks, I'm way behind!! I've been pushing out papers ... See the December 2001 cover of Nucleic Acids Research! I'll 2001 catch up eventually ...

For your first visit to the Left Handed Hall of Fame page I suggest that you follow the story over all of the years. After that you can look at each year individually from the table below. Note: just because a year has gone by does not mean we haven't found more examples for that year!

1997 and 1998 were bumper crop years
and 1999 beat them more than 2 fold. 2000 was a record year, thanks to help from friends around the world (60 of the 97 cases, 63%!). 2001 exceeded even that record! 2002 was lower - are we making headway?


Year Number of Left Handed DNAs
1964 1
... -
~1980 2
1978 1
1982 1
1983 2
... -
1989 3
1990 16 (5 from the Tessman letter)
1991 6
1992 5
1993 6
1994 4
1995 9
1996 31
1997 37
1998 37
1999 77
2000 97
2001 105
2002 57
2003 55
2004 55
2005 44 (minimizing images)
2006 17 (minimizing images)
2007 26 (no images, sorry)
2008 16 (no images, sorry)
2009 23 (no images, sorry)
2010 26 (no images, sorry)
2011 11 (only 2 images, sorry)
2012 11 (only rare images, sorry)
2013 12 (only rare images, sorry)
2014 12 (only rare images, sorry)
2015 3 (images under Fair Use copyright policy)
2016 2 (images under Fair Use copyright policy)
2017 4 (images under Fair Use copyright policy)
All 814


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updated: 2017Nov05_15:18:59

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