Today it is exactly 60 years ago (April 25, 1953) J.D. Watson and F.H.C Crick published their famous DNA structure paper in Nature. You can read the original article at Nature website here for free. In 1962 James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery. As of 2003 the 25th of April is celebrated as DNA day.