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This book very elegantly propounded the belief that genes were the key components of living cells and that , to understand what life is , we must know how genes act . When Schrödinger wrote his book ( 1944 ) , there was general ...
Given the fact that DNA was known to occur in the chromosomes of all cells , Avery's experiments strongly suggested that future experiments would show that all genes were composed of DNA . If true , this meant to Francis that proteins ...
While Delbrück kept hoping that purely genetic tricks could solve the problem , Luria more often wondered whether the real answer would come only after the chemical structure of a virus ( gene ) had been cracked open .
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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