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The hydrogens were part of the hydrogen bonds that held together the three intertwined chains . Without the hydrogen atoms , the chains would immediately fly apart and the structure vanish . Everything I knew about nucleic - acid ...
There was also the vexing problem of how the intertwined chains might be held together by hydrogen bonds between the bases . Though for over a year Francis and I had dismissed the possibility that bases formed regular hydrogen bonds ...
The metal purine and pyrimidine models , needed for systematically checking all the conceivable hydrogen - bonding possibilities , had not been finished on time . At least two more days were needed before they would be in our hands .
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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