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If true , this meant to Francis that proteins would not be the Rosetta Stone for
unraveling the true secret of life . ... scientists who thought the evidence favoring
DNA was inconclusive and preferred to believe that genes were protein
He had no difficulty deciding between a protein chemist and a nucleic - acid
chemist . Though only about one half the mass of a bacterial virus was DNA ( the
other half being protein ) , Avery ' s experiment made it smell like the essential ...
After the war Fankuchen lost interest in viruses , and , though Bernal dabbled at
protein crystallography , he was more concerned about furthering good relations
with the Communist countries . Though the theoretical basis for many of their ...
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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