Picky, picky, picky. This article mentions an error on a Turkish banknote pointed out by a Nobel Prize-winning chemist. -Editor
Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate Aziz Sancar has said he has found a mistake on the reverse of Turkey's 5 lira banknote, which shows a
left-handed Z-DNA helix.
Speaking during a visit to schools in Istanbul's Üsküdar district on May 21, Sancar said the left-handed Z-DNA helix on the
reverse of the banknote mistakenly wound from left to right.
He added that he informed the Central Bank about the mistake five years ago but there had been no change yet.
Issued on Jan 1, 2009, the left side on the reverse of the 5 lira banknote features a portrait of Turkish scientist Adnan
Sayýlý along with pictures of the left-handed Z-DNA helix, atomic symbols, the solar system, and hand figures.
Sancar, who currently works at the University of North Carolina, was among three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2015
for their work on DNA repair. He won the prize along with Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich for their work in mapping cells that repair
ultraviolet damage to DNA.
To read the complete article, see:
Nobel laureate Sancar finds mistake in DNA helix
on Turkish Lira banknote (www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nid=99490&NewsCatID=374)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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