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

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  • The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (1980)
    by James D Watson, Gunther S Stent (Editor)

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

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    1980
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    336 pages

    ISBN: 0393950751
    ISBN-13: 9780393950755

    Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA. In this Norton Critical Edition, Watson's lively and irreverent account is placed in historical perspective by Gunther Stent's introduction and by retrospective views from two major figures in the adventure, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling, and by Rosalind Franklin's last student, Aaron Klug."

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Ron Townsend

Double dealing

by Ron Townsend on Jul 21, 2007

The most fascinating part of this story was the effort of Watson to keep in touch with the son of Linus Pauling, who was hot on the path to discover the DNA molecule. It was almost strange the way Watson and Crick used the x ray analysis of a female coworker to describe the DNA molecule and later be awarded the Nobel Prize while she, of course, could not be awarded the prize because she was dead. It's a story of hard work and some dirty dealing that ended up with the molecule of life being described. DNA profiling in crime detection and in the use of geneology work has proven wide spread for it's accuracy. People who were innocent and imprisoned became free and the ancestors of Thomas Jefferson were establised.

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