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Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA - 01 edition

Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780743216302

ISBN10: 074321630X

Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson - ISBN 9780743216302
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Touchstone Books
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Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson - ISBN 9780743216302

ISBN13: 9780743216302

ISBN10: 074321630X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Summary

By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries. With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick's desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the identification of the basic building block of life. Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work.

Author Bio

Watson, James D. : Cold Spring Laboratory

James D. Watson, together with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and physiology in 1962. He is president of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.