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HERE I relate my version of how the structure of DNA was discovered. curiosity about how the double helix was found, and to them an incomplete version is. The annotated and illustrated double helix / James D. Watson ; edited by Alexander The most celebrated account of that story is The Double Helix, Watson's. PDF | This paper discusses a research project that identifies the skills, knowledge and Building on the double helix image of human DNA, the DNA of the.


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About Books [PDF] The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson BEST BOOKS: The. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. The Discovery of the DNA Double Helix Aaron Klug MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, UK . The double helix: a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA by James D. Watson; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book.

You should read it because you want to be a smarter fellow; after all, the discovery of DNA changed so many things about the world.

Read it for the gossips and the unabashedly honest behind-the-scenes depictions of celebrated scientists — if you want juicy details from a world you taught had none. And read it for pleasure — if you are tired of novels and other types of fiction.

Because — sometimes — real life is just incalculably more interesting. About James D. Watson James D. Watson is an American geneticist, molecular biologist, and zoologist, a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA with Francis Crick. He resigned after making one possibly racist remark. This structure has novel features which are of considerable biological interest.

Because what we just described was the article and the day the world first saw the double helical structure of the DNA we have grown accustomed to in the meantime. So, the autumn of , he went to Cambridge University and joined the group working in the Cavendish Laboratory. Officially — to work on three-dimensional structures of proteins.

A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

Unofficially — to make a discovery which will grant him a Nobel. You think he may have overreacted? Himself included.

Anyway, Watson and Crick may have had dreams of greatness, but neither of them had any clue how they were supposed to be the first to discover the structure of DNA when everybody who meant something in the world of biochemistry at the day was trying to achieve the same thing.

To put it mildly, the odds were against them. In London, Wilkins was working with Rosalind Franklin, gathering and analyzing data.

But, you know how it goes: scarcity breeds invention — especially after hours. And, as Machiavelli once said , the end justifies the means.

Now, Watson and Crick were on to something. And everybody was aware that they were.

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Watson and Crick were stars. Unfortunately, four years before that, Rosalind Franklin succumbed to the ovarian cancer she was suffering from, at the very early age of So, the autumn of , he went to Cambridge University and joined the group working in the Cavendish Laboratory. Officially — to work on three-dimensional structures of proteins. Unofficially — to make a discovery which will grant him a Nobel.

You think he may have overreacted?

The Double Helix

Himself included. Anyway, Watson and Crick may have had dreams of greatness, but neither of them had any clue how they were supposed to be the first to discover the structure of DNA when everybody who meant something in the world of biochemistry at the day was trying to achieve the same thing.

To put it mildly, the odds were against them. In London, Wilkins was working with Rosalind Franklin, gathering and analyzing data. But, you know how it goes: scarcity breeds invention — especially after hours.

And, as Machiavelli once said , the end justifies the means. Now, Watson and Crick were on to something.

And everybody was aware that they were. Watson and Crick were stars.

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Unfortunately, four years before that, Rosalind Franklin succumbed to the ovarian cancer she was suffering from, at the very early age of But, not few are in it for the money or the fame. And some — maybe even the majority of them — are in it because of all of that. The reason why James Watson got interested in the study of DNA was not because of the importance of the discovery itself, but because he wanted to be the one to make it.

In other words, even if Watson was working merely on his thesis, someone else would have undoubtedly discovered the model of DNA.

But, that was not the point. The point was that the discoverer would leave a mark in history and be remembered for all times.

Watson was a brilliant scientist with a brilliant mind , but he also had very human ambitions. Which, of course, meant that he felt excitement and joy the moment he realized that Linus Pauling made a fundamental flaw in his model of the DNA.

Bitter scientific rivalries? He is, after all, a household name for a reason: the 16th greatest scientist in history ahead of Curie, Hubble, Fermi, Euler… , Pauling is the only person ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.The structure of DNA. Of course, she had no idea that, at that very time in Cambridge, in February , Crick and Watson were now back to model building of DNA.

Rica Arias. Franklin, R. Presumably there would have been some embarrassment about mentioning the source of their knowledge of the C2 symmetry.

On the 24th Februaxis , 3.