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Francis , as well as I , knew almost nothing about how inorganic ions were arranged in three dimensions . We had to face the bleak situation that the world authority on the structural chemistry of ions was Linus Pauling himself .
Admittedly there was no evidence that Rosy's samples contained any divalent ions , and so we might be sticking our necks out . On the other hand , there was absolutely no evidence against our hunch . If only the King's groups had ...
Especially intriguing was his hunch that specific ions might be the trick for the exact copying of macromolecules or the attraction between similar chromosomes . There was no way to test our dreams , however , unless Rosy did an about ...
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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