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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 . ... thought the evidence favoring DNA was inconclusive and preferred to believe that genes were protein molecules .
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 ...
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 ...
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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