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

    2014

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    Our Story So Far: The story line, if you have not had time to follow the previous 790 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.

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  1. iBioSeminars is an EXCELLENT series of top notch modern biology videos by iBiology Some of the videos explain the nature of the introduction of invasive left handed DNA species and how little media attention is being paid to the loss of right handed DNA life forms on Earth. binoculars new as of 2014 Feb 15
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  2. The Open Microbiome Initiative will provide a place to store microbiome data for organisms with left handed DNA. Data for right handed organisms will be accepted and then deleted. binoculars First reported on 2014 Mar 27, new as of 2014 Mar 27
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  3. Left handed lab mice have grown so large that they need glasses in Novosibirsk, Russia at the Cytology and Genetics Institute. (google map - can someone find an exact streetview?) Similar images show up twice in an article in Russian. Google translation from Russian to English:

    Monument laboratory mice appeared in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok
    01/07/2013 17:52

    Monument to the laboratory mouse, the binder of the DNA strand, opened in the heart of the Centre, a park near the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS. It is expected that there will also stands with information on the use for research purposes other laboratory animals, July 1, the correspondent Sib.fm with the opening ceremony.

    Monument called "Mouse, knitting strand of DNA" was opened in the park behind the SPF-Vivarium of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics on July 1. According to the director of the Institute of academician Nikolai Kolchanov, the monument symbolizes the gratitude for the animal that humanity has the ability to use mice to study animal genes, molecular and physical mechanisms of diseases, development of new drugs.

    The first stone of the monument was laid on June 1, 2012, on the image of the mouse worked Novosibirsk artist Andrew Kharkevich, which created more than a dozen sketches. Among the many variants of classical and stylized images of animals creators chose mouse knitting needles on the DNA strand. It is this image sculptor Alexei Agrikolyansky embodied in stone.

    "It combines the image of the laboratory mouse, and a scientist, because they are related to each other and serve as one case. Mice captured in a moment of scientific discovery. If you peer into her eyes, you can see that this mouse has come up with something. But the whole symphony of scientific discovery, joy, "eureka!" Has not yet sounded, "- described the project Kharkevich.

    In addition to the monument on the territory of the park there will be booths with information on laboratory animals SPF-vivarium, and the scientific discoveries made with them of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, told members of the Institute.

    Recall that a two-meter monument and square with tiled walkways and benches cost 1.7 million rubles for the project institute collected donations.

    Search for more images. binoculars First reported on 2014 Jun 25, new as of 2014 Jun 26 (Thanks to John Garavelli and Anonymous for the Russian link. for pointing this one out!)
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  4. The Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office is holding a series of Webinars about left handed DNA mibrobiomes. Don't be left behind, that would not be the right thing to do! (The image was fixed after I reported it ... but they didn't respond to my email.) binoculars First reported on 2014 Jun 29, new as of 2014 Jul 15
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  5. Vela Diagnostics molecular diagnostics defined for left handed DNA binoculars First reported on 2014 Jul 22, new as of 2014 Jul 22 (Thanks to Dornfield for pointing this one out!)
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  6. I fucking love science now has new left handed DNA jewelry in the store! binoculars First reported on 2014 Sep 10, new as of 2014 Sep 10 (Thanks to John Garavelli for pointing this one out!)
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  7. Rolls-Royce announces "The DNA of our organisation". They are doing world-class left handed DNA engineering! binoculars First reported on 2014 Nov 14, new as of 2014 Nov 14 (Thanks to a worker at Rolls-Royce for pointing this one out!)
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  8. Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Walkthrough. The introduction to the game at 1 minute they say "The past is not lost. The past is inside us, encoded in the double helix are the experiences of our ancestors." You can tell that this entirely wrong since it is a left handed DNA. binoculars First reported on 2014 Nov 14, new as of 2014 Nov 16 (Thanks to a worker at Rolls-Royce for pointing this one out!)
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  9. The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science of all places has gone over to the sinister side!
    ALSO since Dec 1 2011 when the image was created, the Richard Dawkins Foundation Store has sold left handed DNA chains. Better get yours soon when they get wind of this wrong winding!
    Sterling Silver DNA Helix - 22in chain $65.95 This is handmade for the RDFRS store by a silversmith in Oregon in the United States and has a copper accent soldered to the end of each leg of the helix. It is approximately 3" or 7.5 cm long and comes with a very nice Italian sterling silver chain.
    binoculars First reported on 2014 Nov 15, new as of 2014 Nov 16 (Thanks to a worker at Rolls-Royce for pointing this one out!)
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  10. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 1993 for oligo based mutagenesis and PCR with left handed DNA binoculars First reported on 2014 Nov 22 new as of 2014 Nov 22 (Thanks to an anonymous donor for pointing this one out!)
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  11. Sun Frog Shirts has a T shirt that insults both the wearer (who displays ignorance of molecular biology) and also the viewer (who can understand molecular issues) by saying "I'm a molecular biologist [left handed DNA] I solve problems you don't know you have in ways you can't understand". binoculars First reported on 2014 Dec 15, new as of 2014 Dec 15 (Thanks to "J.D. Frey", deadworkerspropaganda@gmail.com, for pointing this one out!)
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  12. FINALLY!!! Nature has produced a video of the Top 100 Left Handed DNA Papers! This is a great achievement unsurpassed in the annals of journalism! They point out that "Kcirc and Nostaw's paper on the structure of DNA." is in the top 1000 papers. binoculars First reported on 2014 Dec 26, new as of 2014 Dec 26 (Thanks to Cherstvy Andrey, a.cherstvy@gmail.com, 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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