The Left Handed DNA
Hall of Fame


- Tom Schneider
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    2012

    version = 1.13 of leftyear2012.txt 2012 Dec 04

    Our Story So Far: The story line, if you have not had time to follow the previous 769 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 the Department of Left Handed Evolutionary Genetics the famous Prof. Dr. Svante Pääbo has discovered that Neandertals had left handed DNA! Folks, this is good news. We beat them once, we can do it again! binoculars First reported on 2012 Feb 11, new as of 2012 Feb 11 (Thanks to Dima Klenchin, klenchin@facstaff.wisc.edu for pointing this one out!)
  2. A new book The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA by some IDiots who think that the Flying Spaghetti Monster made everything shows clearly that the DNA that is modified epigenetically becomes left handed. These people are totally crazy! binoculars First reported on 2012 Feb 11, new as of 2012 Feb 11 (Thanks to Dima Klenchin, klenchin@facstaff.wisc.edu for pointing this one out!)
    left handed DNA image permission requested for image
  3. The Scale of the Universe, a beautiful demonstration of the incredibly vast scale of objects in the universe, shows how life on earth has been completely taken over by left handed DNA forms at the scale of 10-8.2 meters. Bonus Observation! The Alpha Helix at 10-9.1 meters is left handed but it should be right handed! binoculars First reported on 2012 Feb 15, new as of 2012 Feb 15 (Thanks to Szczepan Hołyszewski, rulatir@wp.pl, for pointing these out!)
    2012 Mar 03: The image is now corrected! left handed DNA image
  4. Garvan Institute (logo.gif) extracts left handed dna from dancers binoculars First reported on 2012 Mar 16, new as of 2012 Mar 17 (Thanks to Dima Klenchin, klenchin@facstaff.wisc.edu for pointing this one out!)
  5. Amazon Takes Left Handed DNA Genomics Research to the Clouds by Caleb Garling, April 10, 2012, 8:25 am. Finally 1,700 left handed DNA human sequences will be available to everybody! binoculars First reported on 2012 Apr 11, new as of 2012 Apr 11 (Thanks to Paul Hengen for pointing this one out!)
  6. Finally!! A Health Care Ad Agency promotes left handed DNA advertising! "An ad agency that knows how to speak Medicalese." binoculars First reported on 2012 Apr 11, new as of 2012 Apr 11 (Thanks to Fraser Marlow, Fraser.Marlow@BlessingWhite.com, for pointing this one out!)
  7. Frontiers in Genetics has a left handed DNA on the left side that transforms into a right handed DNA on the right side. These images are copyright of Frontiers. left handed DNA image
    permission granted for image binoculars First reported on 2012 Jul 17, new as of 2012 Jul 17
    2012 Jul 22: They corrected the image with a nice strong and clean DNA! left handed DNA image
  8. Report of an invasion attempt in 1986:

    A few years ago I attended a Mechanisms of Cancer symposium at Cold Spring Harbor Labs, and James Watson stood up for an introduction. He commented that when he was first shown the newly constructed Grace Auditorium in 1986, he immediately noticed that the wall trim was festooned with a left-handed double helix. He insisted that it immediately be torn out and replaced with right handed helix artwork.

    The current appearance is visible at the top of this stock photo:
    http://foter.com/f/photo/2534901219/6ccda4f5d2/

    Best,
    Matthew Fero
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    binoculars First reported on 2012 Oct 09, new as of 2012 Dec 02 (Thanks to Matthew Fero, mfero atme.com, for pointing this one out!)
  9. THE HUMAN GENOME, Third Edition: A User's Guide to the H. leftus DNA invaders by Julia E. Richards and R. Scott Hawley binoculars First reported on 2012 Dec 02, new as of 2012 Dec 02 (Thanks to Rachel Rodman, rcrodman at gmail.com, for pointing this one out!)
  10. Current Topics in Human Genetics: Studies in Complex Diseases of H. leftus Hong-Wen Deng, Hui Shen and Yongjun Liu binoculars First reported on 2012 Dec 02, new as of 2012 Dec 02 (Thanks to Rachel Rodman, rcrodman at gmail.com, for pointing this one out!)
  11. Scott Higgins reports that
    In the opening sequence of 'Prometheus' there is an implication of a biogenetic event involving alien DNA. Apart from a dodgy double helix, the key point is that the DNA twists in a, you guessed it, left handed helix. Considering that they later make much of the fact that the alien's DNA is a perfect match for human DNA, it provides further 'evidence' of the alien conspiracy to replace all the right-handers!!!
    binoculars First reported on 2012 Oct 10, new as of 2012 Dec 04 (Thanks to Scott Higgins, shiggins59at yahoo.co.uk, 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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