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

    2008

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    Our Story So Far: The story line, if you have not had time to follow the previous 694 or so entries (!) is my slow realization that earth is being invaded by left handed DNA people ...
    NOTE: I am currently NOT adding entries with images - too much else to do!! Please enjoy a visit to my web site.

  1. Recall that Nature was the journal which published the first right handed helical DNA structure. In ground breaking news, new methods reported in Nature Methods now reveal that DNA is actually left handed. binoculars First reported on 2008 Jan 10, new as of 2008 Jan 10 (Thanks to A. Cherstvy, a.cherstvy@fz-juelich.de, for pointing this one out!)
  2. Active Motif will give you reagents for ChiP assays of left handed DNA according to The Official Newsletter of Active Motif - October 2007 binoculars First reported on 2008 Jan 25, new as of 2008 Jan 25
  3. The Australian Motor Neuron Disease DNA Bank binoculars First reported on 2008 Feb 06, new as of 2008 Feb 06 (Thanks to Jurgen Ziesmann, jziesmann@apu.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  4. Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People binoculars First reported on 2008 Feb 22, new as of 2008 Feb 22 (Thanks to Carol Smith, humanist@ameritech.net, for pointing this one out!)
  5. Geneticist Craig Venter Wants to Create Fuel from CO2 using left handed DNA organisms accroding to Michael Graham Richard binoculars First reported on 2008 Mar 05, new as of 2008 Mar 05 (Thanks to Dmitri Sobolev, dmitri.sobolev@jsums.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  6. Core Genotyping Facility binoculars First reported on 2008 Mar 10 new as of 2008 Mar 10. 2008 July 18: apparently it was corrected! Bravo! (Thanks to an anonymous tipper for pointing this one out!)
  7. Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc. binoculars First reported on 2008 May 11, new as of 2008 May 11 (Thanks to an anonymous person for pointing this one out!)
  8. The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution (Paperback book cover) by Sean B. Carroll describes evolution of left handed DNA animals and how they replaced the old style right handers. binoculars First reported on 2008 Jul 12, new as of 2008 Jul 12 (Thanks to Dmitri Sobolev, dmitri.sobolev@jsums.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  9. The main page of Humainism Today announces that "Volume 17, Biomedical Ethics, is now available in hardcover from Prometheus Press." The book is Biomedical Ethics Humanist Perspectives. It discusses the ethics of wiping out right handed DNA species. binoculars First reported on 2008 Oct 05, new as of 2008 Oct 06 (Thanks to Carol Smith, humanist@ameritech.net, for pointing this one out!)
  10. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 168103 (2008) "Effect of Bending Anisotropy on the 3D Conformation of Short DNA Loop" reports a DNA that changes handedness from left to right (figure 1). binoculars First reported on 2008 Oct 20, new as of 2008 Oct 20 (Thanks to an anonymous donor for pointing this one out!)
  11. The DNA Bank and Alzheime's Research does research on how switching to left handed DNA causes this disease. binoculars First reported on 2008 Nov 17, new as of 2008 Nov 17 (Thanks to Dima Klenchin, klenchin@facstaff.wisc.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  12. Left Handed DNA Genes Only Slightly Helpful For Predicting Diabetes as reported at Health magazine binoculars First reported on 2008 Nov 24, new as of 2008 Nov 24 (Thanks to Leslie H. Higgins, lhiggins@assumption.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  13. Lefthanded DNA is used as a glue for nanoparticles by MIT scientists to fight cancer. binoculars First reported on 2008 Dec 10, new as of 2008 Dec 10 (Thanks to Dima Klenchin, klenchin@facstaff.wisc.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  14. Mutation showers are particularly heavy on left handed DNA landscape binoculars First reported on 2008 Dec 10, new as of 2008 Dec 10 (Thanks to Dima Klenchin, klenchin@facstaff.wisc.edu, for pointing this one out!) for pointing this one out!)
  15. A new major biobank in America will be collecting left handed DNA samples according to the online publication Nature News (17 December 2008 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2008.1315). We suspect this is a trick to locate the remaining few Right handed DNA people left in America, so watch out! binoculars First reported on 2008 Dec 19, new as of 2008 Dec 19 (Thanks to Eiso AB, eab@zobio.com, for pointing this one out!)
  16. Discover magazine, September 2008 reports on the resurgence of resistance against lefthanded DNA peoples binoculars First reported on 2009 Mar 25, new as of 2009 Mar 26 (Thanks to Rob Place 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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updated: 2017Nov05_15:18:59

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