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chemists encouraged me to learn organic chemistry , but after I used a bunsen
burner to warm up some benzene , I was relieved ... Journeying abroad initially
appeared the perfect solution to the complete lack of chemical facts in my head ,
Thus , knowing he could never bring himself to learn chemistry , Luria felt the
wisest course was to send me , his first serious student ... So working out DNA ' s
chemical structure might be the essential step in learning how genes duplicated .
When Francis was amazed equally by Pauling ' s unorthodox chemistry , I began
to breathe slower . By then I knew we were ... The tone of the manuscript ,
however , argued against any such advance in chemical theory . No reason
existed to ...
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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