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company we found ourselves , Francis would quickly survey the progress of the
past few hours , bringing our listener up to date on how we had decided upon
models in which the sugar - phosphate backbone was in the center of the
Almost every afternoon , knowing that I was on the tennis court , he would fretfully
twist his head away from his work to see the polynucleotide backbone
unattended . Moreover , after tea I would show up for only a few minutes of minor
The resulting backbone would have to show minor inand - out buckles
depending upon whether pairs of purines or pyrimidines were in the center .
Despite the messy backbone , my pulse began to race . If this was DNA , I should
create a ...
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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