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User Review  - MartyBriggs - LibraryThing

I read this as a teenager, and loved it then! In addition to the science, it tells a lot about the culture of scientific research and the personalities of the scientists. Read full review

THE DOUBLE HELIX: A Personal Account Of The Discovery Of The Structure Of Dna

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Even without understanding any of the scientific data processed here, the general reader will find it hard to remain immune to this account of how J.D. Watson, along with another bright, volatile ... Read full review

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User Review  - atychonievich - LibraryThing

An enjoyable and easy read. It is well suited to for everyone whether you have any scientific knowledge and background or not. Remember to take Watson's interpretations of things with a grain of salt ... Read full review

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User Review  - trinityofone - LibraryThing

Watson’s retelling of his and Francis Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA. Really a story about academic infighting, which Watson recounts with enough humor to make it quite amusing. The science ... Read full review

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2002
Amazingly casual recounting of the discovery of DNA. Made it seem like a hobby. Argument against specialization.

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User Review  - nittnut - LibraryThing

Excellent book. Reads like a novel. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - crazyjerseygirl - LibraryThing

A bit of 'scientific' fluff that makes molecular genetics look like Raiders of the Lost Ark. Poor Dr. Franklin would be rolling in her grave. Read full review


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