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specificity , since our chemist friends repeatedly told us that the hydrogen atoms in the purine and pyrimidine bases did not have fixed locations but randomly moved from one spot to another . Instead , Francis had the feeling that DNA ...
Generally , it was late in the evening after I got back to my rooms that I tried to puzzle out the mystery of the bases . Their formulas were written out in J. N. Davidson's little book The Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids , a copy of ...
regions , where the smaller bases would lie opposite each other , there must exist a gap or else their backbone regions must buckle in . There was also the vexing problem of how the intertwined chains might be held together by hydrogen ...
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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