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

    2010

    version = 1.22 of leftyear2010.txt 2012 Jun 30

    Our Story So Far: The story line, if you have not had time to follow the previous 733 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 and read my papers.

  1. In Microbe Magazine, Feb 2010, page 62, Figure 1B Jizhong Zhou, Zhili He, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Liyou Wu and Ye Deng report on environmental collection of left handed DNA samples. binoculars First reported on 2010 Feb 24, new as of 2010 Feb 24 (Thanks to an anonymous lefter for pointing this one out!)
  2. The 5 Lira Turkish banknote has a lovely left handed DNA on it! The note honors Aydin Sayili a science historian who was Turkish. binoculars First reported on 2010 Mar 05, new as of 2010 Mar 07 (Thanks to Mike Cory, cory.mike@gmail.com, for pointing this one out!)
  3. Left Handed DNA as an Anti-Aging Therapeutics XI by Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman binoculars First reported on 2010 Apr 15, new as of 2010 Apr 15 (Thanks to Dima Klenchin, klenchin at facstaff.wisc.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  4. Signature Of Controversy: Responses to Critics of Signature in the Cell discusses the controversy about the invasion of left handed DNA beings and their taking over planet earth. binoculars First reported on 2010 May 20, new as of 2010 May 20 (Thanks to "DNA-Jock" for pointing this one out!) 2010 Jun 05: The image was corrected! There are two depictions of DNA in the image, the foreground DNA image in blue and a background DNA image in grey. In the original the blue foreground image was left handed and the background was right handed. Remarkably, in the correction the blue foreground image was reversed but the grey background image was kept the same so now both are right handed. (Thanks to Dmitri Sobolev, SobolevD at uhv.edu, for pointing the change out!)
  5. Schizophrenia is caused by left-handed DNA! binoculars First reported on 2010 Jun 02, new as of 2010 Jun 02 (Thanks to Rachel Rodman, rcrodman at gmail.com, for pointing this one out!)
  6. Left Handed DNA Model Kit binoculars First reported on 2010 Jun 02, new as of 2010 Jun 02 (Thanks to Rachel Rodman, rcrodman at gmail.com, for pointing this one out!)
  7. Price of Whole Left Handed Human Genome Sequencing Slashed 60 Percent to $14,500 by Ronald Bailey. Those with right handed DNA are not elegible for this service. binoculars First reported on 2010 Jun 05, new as of 2010 Jun 05 (Thanks to Dmitri Sobolev, SobolevD at uhv.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  8. First synthetic lefthanded DNA life form synthesized! This proves that we can create life from scratch. If it had been right handed DNA then it would not be a proof. binoculars First reported on 2010 Jun 05, new as of 2010 Jun 05 (Thanks to humancarol at yahoo.com for pointing this one out!)
  9. Did you know that the movie Gattaca was actually about left handed DNA people? This may be why they were hiding the DNA. binoculars First reported on 2010 Jun 23, new as of 2010 Jun 24 (Thanks to Dmitri Sobolev, SobolevD at uhv.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  10. Wafergen has big arrays for detecting left handed DNA. binoculars First reported on 2010 Jul 09, new as of 2010 Jul 09, the image was removed by Oct 06. (Thanks to an anonymous tip from Dornfield for pointing this one out!)
  11. Understanding left handed genetic test results binoculars First reported on 2010 Jul 25, new as of 2010 Jul 25 (Thanks to an anonymous correspondent for pointing this one out!)
  12. Cover of Nature Volume 467 Number 7312. binoculars First reported on 2010 Sep 12 new as of 2010 Sep 13 (Thanks to an anonymous donor for pointing this one out!)
  13. The Design of Life describes how to design left handed biological systems? binoculars First reported on 2010 Sep 14, new as of 2010 Sep 14 (Thanks to "DNA-Jock" for pointing this one out!)
  14. Cover of Nature 467, issue 7312; 2010 was reported in a letter by Mike Eisen binoculars First reported on 2010 Sep 27, new as of 2010 Sep 27 (Thanks to Bruce Satchwell, bruce@alivetec.com for pointing this one out!)
  15. Helix Bridge in Singapore. Bruce Satchwell walked a cross it last week and thought it looked strange. It has coloured C, G, A, and T lights. binoculars First reported on 2010 Sep 27, new as of 2010 Sep 27 (Thanks to Bruce Satchwell, bruce@alivetec.com for pointing this one out!)
  16. Venture Beat reports SeqCentral Only crunches Left Handed genetic data in the cloud by Anthony Ha. Special left-wise computers are being used to handle the trickle of left handed DNA sequence data that is coming in. binoculars First reported on 2010 Sep 28, new as of 2010 Sep 28 (Thanks to Bruce Satchwell, bruce@alivetec.com for pointing this one out!)
  17. Genetic Technologies, Inc. binoculars First reported on 2010 Sep 28, new as of 2010 Sep 28 (Thanks to Sara Katsanis, sara.katsanis@duke.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  18. Double Talking Helix Blues is a children's story by Joel Herskowitz that teaches kids how DNA has an er .. left handed twist, as shown clearly on the cover of the book. You gota start early with important lessons! binoculars First reported on 2010 Oct 03, new as of 2010 Oct 03 (Thanks to Edward Coe CoeE@missouri.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  19. Fifty Years of Forensic Science: A Commentary, by Dr. Niamh Nic Daeid, remarks on how forensic science has advance rapidly in the detection of Left Handed DNA, allowing the capture an elimination of those with a sinister twist. binoculars First reported on 2010 Oct 06, new as of 2010 Oct 06 (Thanks to an anonymous tip from Dornfield for pointing this one out!)
  20. The puzzle of why entrepreneurs have Left Handed DNA binoculars First reported on 2010 Oct 14, new as of 2010 Oct 14 (Thanks to Bruce Satchwell, bruce@alivetec.com for pointing this one out!)
  21. With the Science Wiz Dna Kit you can make your own Left Handed DNA. binoculars First reported on 2010 Oct 27, new as of 2010 Oct 27 (Thanks to Dmitri Sobolev, SobolevD at uhv.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  22. Eurofins MWG Operon announces their NEW! iPhone App - Left Handed DNA Oligo Dilution Calculator available from the iTunes web site. binoculars First reported on 2010 Nov 24, new as of 2010 Nov 24 (Thanks to an anonymous tip from Dornfield for pointing this one out!)
  23. SWOG, Southwest Oncology Group, has a beautiful left handed DNA as their icon. binoculars First reported on 2010 Nov 29, new as of 2010 Nov 29 (Thanks to Jerry McLarty, JMCLAR@LSUHSC.EDU, for pointing this one out!)
  24. The cover of Cell December 10, 2010 (Volume 143, Number 6) shows how left handed DNA will be used to computer cancer drivers. (larger image) binoculars First reported on 2010 Dec 15, new as of 2010 Dec 15 (Thanks to Dima Klenchin, klenchin at facstaff.wisc.edu, for pointing this one out!)
  25. "Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2011 from all of us at OGO" - they have succeeded in growing a left handed DNA Christmas tree! binoculars First reported on 2010 Dec 17, new as of 2010 Dec 17 (Thanks to Francis Ouellette, francis@oicr.on.ca, for pointing this one out!)
  26. In the November 2010 issue of ASBMB Today is an article by by Geoffrey Hunt What Is Science Policy for Left Handed DNA? binoculars First reported on 2011 Feb 07, new as of 2011 Feb 07 (Thanks to David Asai, asaid@hhmi.org 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 9 (only rare images, sorry)
All 802


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updated: 2014Dec15_12:48:44

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