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Helping him was Sir Lawrence Bragg , the director of the Cavendish . For almost
forty years Bragg , a Nobel Prize winner and one of the founders of
crystallography , had been watching X - ray diffraction methods solve structures
of ever ...
Sir Lawrence flatly denied prior knowledge of Francis ' efforts and was thoroughly
insulted by the implication that he had underhandedly used another scientist's
ideas . On the other hand , Francis found it impossible to believe that Bragg could
Bragg in fact was still bothered by the fiasco . It hurt his pride at a tender point .
There had been previous encounters with Pauling , stretching over a twenty - five
- year interval . All too often Linus had got there first . Even Francis was
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tgraettinger - LibraryThing
Wonderful account of the discovery of DNA. Had almost the feel of a detective novel. It's a very easy, quick read. If you can find it, there is a video, "The Race for the Double Helix" aka "Life Story ... Read full review
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A very personal account by the author James Watson on how he and his colleague Francis Crick with the help of others beat Linus Pauling to win the coveted Nobel prize for identifying the structure of ... Read full review