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I wanted to give up conventional biochemistry , which I believed incapable of
telling us how genes work . Instead I told them that I now knew that X - ray
crystallography was the key to genetics . I requested the approval of my plans to
transfer to ...
The visit would give him the opportunity to tell Dorothy about his success with Bill
Cochran in working out the helical diffraction theory . The theory was much too
elegant not to be told in personindividuals like Dorothy who were clever enough
... theory on a small sheet of paper the next morning . Rosy did not give a hoot
about the priority of the creation of the helical theory and , as Francis prattled 93.
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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