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The key to Linus ' success was his reliance on the simple laws of structural chemistry . The a - helix had not been found by only staring at X - ray ...
The visit would give him the opportunity to tell Dorothy about his success with Bill Cochran in working out the helical diffraction theory .
... thinking that much of our success was due to the long uneventful periods when we walked among the colleges or unobtrusively read the new books that came ...
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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