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Finally , there is the human interest story - - the impression made by Europe and
England in particular upon a young man from the States . He writes with a Pepys
- like frankness . Those who figure in the book must read it in a very forgiving ...
most nothing chemical that the geneticist could grasp at . Moreover , the chemists
who did work on DNA were almost always organic chemists with no interest in
genetics . Kalckar was a bright exception . In the summer of 1945 he had come to
Most unexpectedly , Francis ' interest in DNA temporarily fell to almost zero less
than a week later . The cause was his decision to accuse a colleague of ignoring
his ideas . The accusation was leveled at none other than his Professor .
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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