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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 from further true chemistry . It was safer to turn out an uneducated Ph.D. than to risk another explosion .
Thus , knowing he could never bring himself to learn chemistry , Luria felt the wisest course was to send me , his first serious student , to a ... He had no difficulty deciding between a protein chemist and a nucleic - acid chemist .
Yet somehow Linus , unquestionably the world's most astute chemist , had come to the opposite conclusion . When Francis was amazed equally by Pauling's unorthodox chemistry , I began to breathe slower . By I then I knew we were still 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
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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