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I wanted to give up conventional biochemistry , which I believed incapable of telling us how genes work . Instead I told them that I now knew that X - ray crystallography was the key to genetics . I requested the approval of my plans to ...
Instead of wishing to do something with the pretty equations , Maurice wanted to concentrate on the fact that the theory did not go beyond some mathematics his colleague Stokes had worked out without all this fanfare .
Thinking that Rosy wanted nothing to do with him , he spoke largely to Maurice , until he slowly perceived that Rosy wanted his crystallographic advice and was prepared to exchange unconcealed hostility for conversation between equals .
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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