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I then returned to Copenhagen to collect my few clothes and to tell Herman about
my good luck in being able to become a crystallographer . Herman was
splendidly cooperative . A letter was dispatched telling the Fellowship Office in ...
... important to risk crying wolf . Thus I felt slightly queasy when at lunch Francis
winged into the Eagle to tell everyone within hearing distance that we had found
the secret of life . FRANCIS preoccupation with DNA quickly became full - time .
Telling Bragg that we had got the organic chemistry straight did not put him
completely at ease . The chance that we were using the wrong chemical formula
admittedly was small , but , since Crick talked so fast , Bragg could never be sure
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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