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Now , however , I knew that genes could crystallize ; hence they must have a
regular structure that could be solved in a straightforward fashion . Immediately I
began to wonder whether it would be possible for me to join Wilkins in working
This left Cambridge , England , where I knew that someone named Max Perutz
was interested in the structure of the large biological molecules , in particular , the
protein hemoglobin . I thus wrote to Luria about my newly found passion , asking
From my first day in the lab I knew I would not leave Cambridge for a long time .
Departing would be idiocy , for I had immediately discovered the fun of talking to
Francis Crick . Finding someone in Max's lab who knew that DNA was more ...
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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
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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