The full run of the journal Nature, beginning with volume 1, number 1 in 1869, is now available online. This archive includes the seminal article on the structure of DNA:
- J. D. Watson, F. H. C. Crick. Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid Nature 171, 737 – 738 (25 Apr 1953)
Nature’s archive reveals a wealth of treasures from the journal’s first 80 years, including the first observation of x-rays (Wilhelm Röntgen, 1896) the discovery of the electron (J.J. Thomson, 1897), the first fossil evidence that humans originated in Africa (Raymond Dart, 1925), and the discovery of the neutron (James Chadwick, 1932).