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It was downright obvious to her that the only way to establish the DNA structure
was by pure crystallographic approaches . As model building did not appeal to
her , at no time did she mention Pauling ' s triumph over the a - helix . The idea of
Even worse , the uncomfortable impression arose that there were no obvious
restrictions on the bond angles between several of the most important atoms .
This was not at all nice . Pauling had cracked the a - helix by ruthlessly following
up his ...
With obvious pleasure Rosy showed Francis her data , and for the first time he
was able to see how foolproof was her assertion that the sugarphosphate
backbone was on the outside of the molecule . Her past uncompromising
statements on ...
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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