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The fact that I , a phage person , found what he was doing important was reassuring . It really was no help to receive encouragement from a fellow physicist . Even when he met those who thought his decision to go into biology made sense ...
When I tried to corner Pirie about Schramm's experiments he said they should be dismissed , and so I retreated to the politically less controversial point of whether the 3000 A length of many TMV particles was biologically important .
This had the important consequence that a given chain could contain both purines and pyrimidines . At the same time , it strongly suggested that the backbones of the two chains must run in opposite directions . The question then became ...
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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