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We then moved on to Magdalen , where we were to have tea with Avrion
Mitchison and Leslie Orgel , both then fellows of the college . Over cakes Francis
was ready to talk about trivial things , while I quietly thought how splendid it
would be if I ...
specificity , since our chemist friends repeatedly told us that the hydrogen atoms
in the purine and pyrimidine bases did not have fixed locations but randomly
moved from one spot to another . Instead , Francis had the feeling that DNA ...
... itself , would have made her reputation ; even better was her 1952
demonstration , using Patterson superposition methods , that the phosphate
groups must be on the outside of the DNA molecule . Later , when she moved to
Bernal ' 225.
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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