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

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


The vintage own account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the constitution of DNA, now with an advent by way of Sylvia Nasar, writer of A attractive Mind.

By deciding on the constitution of DNA, the molecule of lifestyles, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and gained themselves a Nobel Prize. on the time, Watson was once basically twenty-four, a tender scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly sincere account of the heady days in their exciting dash opposed to different world-class researchers to unravel certainly one of science’s maximum mysteries offers a dazzlingly transparent photograph of a global of terrific scientists with nice presents, very human targets, and sour rivalries.

With humility unspoiled via fake modesty, Watson relates his and Crick’s determined efforts to overcome Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of existence sciences, the id of the elemental development block of lifestyles. by no means has a scientist been so fair in taking pictures in phrases the flavour of his paintings.

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