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[X-plor] Oops-a-daisy! [Re: In the mood for some LEGO DNA to celebrate PDB40?]

Gerard DVD Kleywegt via x-plor%40net.bio.net (by gerard from xray.bmc.uu.se)
Wed Nov 16 15:57:42 EST 2011

Hi again,

It turns out that, due to copyright restrictions, our German friends cannot 
view the Lego-DNA clip on YouTube (no, it was not in retalliation for your 
football team beating the Dutch last night!). Especially for them, the author 
of the clip has put an MP4 version on his website:


Speaking of the author, in yesterday's announcement I got his surname wrong... 
His real name is Tommy Carstensen <tommy.carstensen from gmail.com> - and any kudos 
should go his way! I, on the other hand, should apply better validation 
methods to my own writing before I hit ^X <send>, obviously.


On Tue, 15 Nov 2011, Gerard DVD Kleywegt wrote:

> Hi all,
> I came across this YouTube clip the other day that is well worth 3 1/2 
> minutes of your time:
>        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhs1YO5nqXA
> It was made by Tommy Christensen and shows how he built a model of DNA out of 
> LEGO bricks (of PDB entry 2DAU, to be precise) to celebrate the 40th 
> anniversary of the PDB. The clip also has educational value, explaining some 
> of the basics of DNA structure and more. And all this to the tunes of my 
> favourite big band (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047030/).
> Check it out!
> --Gerard
> ---
> Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
> gerard from ebi.ac.uk ..................... pdbe.org
> Secretary: Pauline Haslam  pdbe_admin from ebi.ac.uk

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