The Left Handed DNA
Hall of Fame


- Tom Schneider
The Left handed DNA Hall of Fame has moved.
Please note the NEW LOCATION:
http://www.fred.net/tds/leftdna/

http://www.fred.net/tds/LeftHanded.DNA.html

    2006

    version = 1.06 of leftyear2006.txt 2011 Aug 16

    Our Story So Far: The story line, if you have not had time to follow the previous 635 or so entries (!) is my slow realization that earth is being invaded by left handed DNA people ...
    NOTE: I am currently NOT adding entries often - too much else to do!!

  1. Information Society Technologies binoculars First reported on 2006 Jan 1, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (link broken as of 2011 Aug 16) (Thanks to an anonymous contributor for pointing this one out!)
  2. The International Society for Left Handed Genomics Proteomics and Cellular Therapy has announced in Nature (22/29 December 2005, page i) their first conference. binoculars First reported on 2005 Jan 2, new as of 2006 Jan 2 left handed DNA image permission requested for image
  3. PubGene Inc. binoculars First reported on 2006 Jan 4, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Miguel Andrade, miguel.andrade.navarro@gmail.com, for pointing this one out!)
  4. Deutsches Museum binoculars First reported on 2006 Jan 8, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Maarten de Smit, desmit@wanadoo.nl, http://home.wanadoo.nl/desmit/ for pointing this one out!)
  5. University of Arizona "Advancing Arizona on its Way to Becoming Left- Handed DNA Central" binoculars First reported on 2006 Jan 8, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Maarten de Smit, desmit@wanadoo.nl, http://home.wanadoo.nl/desmit/ for pointing this one out!)
  6. A bunch of links: binoculars First reported on 2006 Jan 9, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Eiso AB, e.ab@chem.leidenuniv.nl, for pointing this one out!)
  7. Access Excellence @ the national health museum Left handed FISH - (Fluoresence In Situ Hybridization) by Darryl Leja binoculars First reported on 2006 Jan 17, new as of 2007 Feb 11
  8. Intelligent Design Society of Kansas binoculars First reported on 2006 Feb 7, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Carol Smith, humanist@ameritech.net, for pointing this one out!)
  9. Dr. A.M. van Oijen wrote:
    I would like to contribute one of my own papers to your left-handed DNA Hall of Fame. In the February 2 issue of Nature (Lee et al., Nature (2006) 439, 621-4), we describe single-molecule experiments that not only reveal some of the salient mechanistic details of DNA replication, but that also show that replication actually still works on left-handed DNA, a tricky experiment indeed. Figure 1 of the paper shows how the T7 bacteriophage replisome is assembled on a fork in a left-handed duplex (thanks to the casual and thoughtless mirroring of images...).
    Best,
    Antoine
    The paper can be downloaded from nature2006.pdf binoculars First reported on 2006 Mar 7, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Antoine van Oijen, antoine_van_oijen@hms.harvard.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  10. DNA Dinner - a DNA in a reflecting pool. (Note that handedness cannot be confirmed from the image.) binoculars First reported on 2006 Mar 9, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Stephen J. Johnson, sjohn@ku.edu, www.torp.ku.edu for pointing this one out!)

    left handed DNA image permission granted for image
  11. Antonio Regalado wrote:
    I saw this sculpture which graces the campus of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole a few years ago and noticed that it was left-handed. Pam Clapp of MBL nicely went out and got a photo of it for me.
    Pamela Hinkle responded:
    Attached please find a few photos of Helical Man by David Bakalar.
    There are three large images available: Helical Man 1, Helical Man 2, and Helical Man 3 binoculars First reported on 2006 Apr 6, new as of 2006 Apr 6 (Thanks to Antonio Regalado, Antonio.Regalado@wsj.com, and Pamela Clapp Hinkle, pclapp@mbl.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  12. American Museum of Natural History celebrates Darwin's discovery of left handed DNA (are we confused yet?) binoculars First reported on 2006 Apr 7, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Antonio Regalado, Antonio.Regalado@wsj.com, for pointing this one out!)
  13. Polish Biochemical Society binoculars First reported on 2006 April 20, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Rafal Czajkowski, rczajkowski@mednet.ucla.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  14. Science Just Science binoculars First reported on 2006 May 8, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Carol Smith, humanist@ameritech.net, for pointing this one out!)
  15. Strang Cancer Prevention Center binoculars First reported on 2006 Oct 27, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Frank Deis, deis@rci.rutgers.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  16. USA Today illustration for "Police miss some DNA matches" (link is to the same story but they changed the picture) binoculars First reported on 2006 Nov 21, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to David States, dstates@umich.edu, stateslab.bioinformatics.med.umich.edu for pointing this one out!)
  17. Max Planck Institute of Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden. "The envelope of the helical main staircase, which signifies a DNA-strand, is perforated aluminum sheeting." binoculars First reported on 2006 Dec 19, new as of 2007 Feb 11 (Thanks to Dariel Ashton-Beaucage, d.ashton-beaucage@umontreal.ca, for pointing this one out!)

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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