A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DNA

Fri, 26 Nov '21
Its structure was evidenced by Photo 51, an X-ray captured in 1952
Fri, 1 Oct '21
It's self-replicating
Thu, 16 Sep '21
Something found in strands
Thu, 10 Jun '21
It's stranded in a cell
Wed, 19 May '21
___ lab
Sat, 10 Apr '21
Cellular data plan?