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He had been collecting X - ray diffraction data from hemoglobin crystals for over ten years and was just beginning to get somewhere . Helping him was Sir Lawrence Bragg , the director of the Cavendish . For almost forty years Bragg ...
Since he was unable to grow large crystals of horse myoglobin , he initially hoped I might have a greener thumb . No effort , however , was required to see that my laboratory manipulations were less skillful than those of a Swiss ...
Knowing that she might counter with the fact that the sequence of bases was unlikely to be regular , I went on with the argument that , since DNA molecules form crystals , the nucleotide order must not affect the general structure .
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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