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For almost forty years Bragg , a Nobel Prize winner and one of the founders of
crystallography , had been watching X - ray diffraction methods solve structures
of ever - increasing difficulty . * The more complex the molecule , the happier
No one should mind if , by spending only a few hours a week thinking about DNA
, he helped me solve a smashingly important problem . As a consequence , John
Kendrew soon realized that I was unlikely to help him solve the myoglobin ...
The idea of using tinker - toy - like models to solve biological structures was
clearly a last resort . Of course Rosy knew of Linus ' success but saw no obvious
reason to ape his mannerisms . The measure of his past triumphs was sufficient ...
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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