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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 .
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 ...
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