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He had been collecting X - ray diffraction data from hemoglobin crystals for over
ten years and was just beginning to get somewhere . Helping him was Sir
Lawrence Bragg , the director of the Cavendish . For almost forty years Bragg , a
Though Pauling had got the a - helix almost without the X - ray evidence , he
knew of its existence and to a certain extent had taken it into account . Given the
X - ray data , a large variety of possible threedimensional configurations for the ...
X - ray work with viruses . Virtually no words went to DNA . When I brought up the
X - ray pictures at King ' s , Linus gave the opinion that very accurate X - ray work
of the type done by his associates on amino acids was vital to our eventual ...
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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