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Particularly important were the exact arguments needed to understand how Linus Pauling had discovered the a - helix . ... Equations occasionally crept into his argument , but in most cases words would have sufficed .
Nothing in Francis ' argument justified all this fuss . She became positively aggressive when we got on the topic of Mg ++ ions that held together the phosphate groups of our three - chain model . This feature had no appeal at all to ...
A similar argument could be put forward for attractive forces between guanine and cytosine . Francis immediately jumped at the answer . If his memory served him right , these were the pairs of bases that Chargaff had shown to occur in ...
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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