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Particularly important were the exact arguments needed to understand how Linus
Pauling had discovered the a - helix . I soon was taught that Pauling ' s
accomplishment was a product of common sense , not the result of complicated ...
Unfortunately , I went on to liken Francis ' way of thinking to Pauling ' s . But in
Delbrück ' s world no chemical thought matched the power of a genetic cross .
Later that evening , when the geneticist Boris Ephrussi brought up my love affair
out the superficial resemblance between Pauling ' s three - chain helix and the
model that Francis and I had shown her fifteen months earlier . The fact that
Pauling ' s deductions about symmetry were no more inspired than our awkward
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pramodghuge - LibraryThing
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