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Six weeks of listening to Francis had made me realize that the crux of the matter was whether Rosy's new X - ray pictures would lend any support for a helical DNA structure . The really relevant experimental details were those which ...
Realizing that this was not the moment for science , he slowly retreated , asking Griffith to tell him again the pairs produced by his calculations . ... But on second thought he realized that Griffith's interests were elsewhere .
Then I realized that the phosphate groups in Linus ' model were not ionized , but that each group contained a bound hydrogen atom and so had no net charge . Pauling's nucleic acid in a sense was not an acid at all .
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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